Growth in exports via border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan

Financial Tribune – Some 228,000 tons of commodities worth $271 million were exported via Tamarchin border crossing, located in Piranshahr County in West Azarbaijan Province, during the two months to May 20 to register a 48% and 102% growth in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period.

According to the supervisor of West Azarbaijan Customs Offices, Tohid Azarbod, 61,000 tons of the total figure worth $71 million pertained to West Azarbaijan’s exports while the remaining 167,000 tons worth $200 million were exports from other Iranian provinces.

A total of 701,000 tons of commodities worth $2.52 million were imported via Tamarchin during the same period, Azarbod told IRNA.