Iran’s three-month exports to Caspian Sea littoral states fetch $329m: IRICA



The value of Iran’s exports to the Caspian Sea littoral states stood at $328.9 million in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), said the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Rouhollah Latifi named Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan as the export destinations of the Iranian products in the three-month period, IRNA reported.
He stated that 300,941 tons of goods worth $135.392 million were exported to Russia, 194,800 tons worth $86.395 million to the Republic of Azerbaijan, 129,000 tons valued at $38 million to Kazakhstan and 399,000 tons worth $69 million to Turkmenistan.
The official also announced that Iran has imported 579,000 tons of commodities valued at $353 million from these countries in the said period.
According to Latifi, 510,000 tons worth $321.475 million were imported from Russia, 51,272 tons worth $17.45 million from Kazakhstan, 12,150 tons worth $9.45 million from Turkmenistan and 4,728 tons worth $4.7 million from the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The value of Iran’s non-oil exports reached $10.7 billion in the first three months of the current Iranian year, up 69 percent compared to the last year’s same period, the IRICA head had previously announced.
According to Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, Iran exported 30 million tons of non-oil commodities in the mentioned three months, registering a 38 percent rise compared to the figure for the last year’s same period.
Meanwhile, some 8.4 million tons of goods valued at $10.2 billion were also imported into the country in the said period to register a 34 percent growth in terms of value compared to the last year’s same quarter.