Non-oil export from E Azarbaijan province at $1.5 bn in 9 months

MNA – About $1.5 billion worth of non-oil products was exported from East Azarbaijan province to various countries of the world in the nine months of the current Iranian calendar year in 1396 (from March 21 to Dec. 22).

The Director General of East Azarbaijan province Industry, Mine and Trade Organization Hossein Nejati made the above remark, saying, “the aforementioned volume of products was exported to about 101 world countries in the same period.”

He put the value of products exported from East Azarbaijan province to other countries at about $200 million, showing a considerable hike as compared to the same period of last year.

Nejati also put the value of products exported from this province in the nine months of the past Iranian calendar year (from March 20 to Dec. 22, 2016) at about $1.3 billion, showing a considerable growth as compared to the last year’s corresponding period.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the director general added, “of total products exported to overseas from this province, 45.5 percent of which was industrial products while the rest products were related to the petrochemical, agricultural, carpet, handicrafts and metal industries.”

Export of products from customs offices of the province in the past nine months was negative while export of products from provincial customs offices in the current year turned positive, he emphasized.

The provincial products have mainly exported to the neighboring countries of Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Russia, Pakistan, Italy and Bulgaria, Nejati concluded.