News ID: 13708
Published: 0725 GMT October 18, 2014

Two provinces release export, investment data

Two provinces release export, investment data

North Khorasan province exported goods worth $100 million to 13 countries in the six months ending Sept. 22.

General manager of Industries, Mines and Trade Organization of North Khorasan province, Yahya Nikdel, also told IRNA that the commodities were exported to Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Iraq, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Malaysia, Japan and the UAE.

Nikdel noted that the exports showed an increase of 22 percent in terms of value compared to the corresponding figure of last year.

“The exported goods included petrochemicals, aluminum oxide, steel and plastic products, construction material and foodstuff,” he said.

Nikdel also said exports from the provincial customs department during this period amounted to $36 million in terms of value and 95,000 tons in terms of weight, which show a decline of 16 percent and a rise of 23 percent respectively compared to last year.

Chairman of Economic Affairs and Finance Department of Khorasan Razavi province, Seyyed Ali Shahabi, said on Saturday 300 applications have been received in this period for making foreign investments.

Stressing that the figure showed an outstanding increase compared to last year, he said during the year ending March 2014, 317 applications were received.

Pointing to production, industries, mines and tourism as the main fields of activities of foreign companies, Shahabi said so far 128 foreign investment plans, with a capital outlay of $570 million, have been registered in the province.

Shahabi said Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kuwait rank from first to third with regard to the number of investment projects, adding that most investments were in the field of tourism.

   
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