MNA – President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that $38.5 billion worth of products were imported in 11 months of the current year (March 21 – Feb. 21).
Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi made the remark on the sidelines of his visit to the Customs of Imam Khomeini (RA) Port in Khuzestan province on Monday.
He pointed out that Khuzestan province is a strategic province in the country in various agricultural, mineral, industrial, economic, trade and commercial fields.
Some $40 billion worth of oil and non-oil products were exported to neighboring Iraq in the same period, he said, adding, “China is considered as Iran’s first trade partner for importing $8.3 billion worth of products, followed by Iraq for importing $8.2 billion worth of products from Iran.”
The deputy minister of economic affairs and finance put the products imported into the country in the same period at $38.5 billion, which shows a considerable hike as compared to the last year’s corresponding period in terms of weight.