Iran’s Exports to Iraq Increase by 36%
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The volume of Iran’s non-oil exports to Iraq has witnessed a 36 percent increase during the last 4 months, an Iranian provincial official said on Sunday.
“Iran exported $275mln worth of goods to Iraq via Mehran border crossing during the first four months of the current (Iranian) year (started on March 20, 2013),” Director of Ilam Province’s Customs Office Khalil Heidari said on Saturday evening.
He told IRNA that Iran’s major export items to Iraq include construction material, plastic and metal products, ironware, auto spare parts and agricultural products.
Iran plays an important role in the Iraqi reconstruction.
Iraq imports cars, construction materials, medicine, fruits and spices, fish, air conditioners, office furniture, carpets and apparel from Iran.
Basra alone imports several million worth of goods from Iran each year, including carpets, construction materials, fish and spices.
As of January 2010, the two countries have signed over 100 economic and cooperation agreements.