Iran’s Non-Oil Exports to Afghanistan Up 13%: Commercial Envoy

Iran’s Non-Oil Exports to Afghanistan Up 13%: Commercial Envoy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An official at the Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan said that Iran exported over $1.8 billion of non-oil products to the neighboring country in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 19, 2024), registering a 13% growth compared to a year earlier.

Iran’s Commercial Attache in Afghanistan Hossein Roustaei said the country exported $1.871 billion of non-oil products to Afghanistan from March 21, 2023, to March 19, 2024, showing more than 13.6 percent hike compared to a year before.

He went on to say that 3,414 tons of non-oil products were exported from the country to Afghanistan in the 12 months of the previous Iranian calendar year, indicating a 28-percent up compared to the same period last year, according to Mehr news agency.

Increasing the number of trade and business delegations, facilitating the activities at border crossings, increasing working hours at the customs offices, holding joint economic commission meetings between the two countries in Tehran, holding business conferences in Kabul, Herat, Tehran and Mashhad, and holding an exhibition of the export potentials of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Herat were among the most important factors in the rise in the export of non-oil goods from Iran to Afghanistan, he emphasized.

Oil products, iron and steel ingots, natural gas, light and heavy hydrocarbons, iron, steel, foodstuff, types of polyethylene, fresh fruits and vegetables, and cement were among the main products exported from Iran to Afghanistan in this period, Roustaei added.

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