Customs Office Reports Big Rise in Iran’s Monthly Exports

Customs Office Reports Big Rise in Iran’s Monthly Exports

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesperson for Iran’s Customs Office said the volume and value of exports in the second month of the current Iranian year have risen by 71 and 60 percent respectively compared to a month earlier.

Speaking to Tasnim on Sunday, Ruhollah Latifi said Iran has exported 9.176 million tons of goods worth $2.648 billion in the month of Ordibehesht (April 20 – May 20).

The volume and the value of exports in that month have increased by 71 and 60 percent in comparison to the first month of the Iranian calendar, he noted.

Latifi added that the biggest importers of Iranian non-oil commodities during the 2-month period were China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, and Turkey.

In January, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the national income has gone up thanks to a rise in the exports of non-oil goods.

In a new year message in March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed the need for a further surge in the national production with the participation of all organizations and sectors, saying, “Officials should act in a way that production will witness a surge, God willing, and that there will be a tangible change in the lives of the people.”

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