Iran’s Southern Province Ups Non-Oil Exports by 40% in 9 Months

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The volume of non-oil exports via Iran’s southern province of Bushehr has witnessed a 40% increase compared with the same period last year, a provincial official announced on Sunday.

Iran’s Southern Province Ups Non-Oil Exports by 40% in 9 Months

Speaking to reporters in the port city of Bushehr, Fathollah Khoshbakhti, the caretaker of the head office of Bushehr Ports and Shipping Organization, said 4.8mln tons of non-oil products have been exported via 11 ports of the province during the past nine months.

He said that the figure showed a 40% increase compared with the same period last year.

Meanwhile the volume of loading and unloading of non-oil goods via the Bushehr province ports during that period was 7.269 million tons, and Khoshbakhti said the figure shows a 47% growth.

Earlier, the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Office announced that the value of non-oil trade has stood at $62.507 billion in the first 9 months of the current Iranian year (started on 21 March 2013).

The latest figures released by the office demonstrate that Iran has earned $29,241 billion from exporting non-oil goods during the 9-month period.

The Islamic Republic’s non-oil exports mainly included iron ore, urea, and methanol, the office said.

China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and Afghanistan were the major importers of Iranian goods, respectively.

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