News ID: 239534
Published: 0405 GMT February 27, 2019

Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq increases

Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq increases

Iran exported non-oil commodities valued at $8.3 billion to Iraq during March 20, 2018- February 20, 2019, which shows a 45-percent rise compared to the figure for a year earlier.

Announcing this, Iran's Commercial Attaché to Iraq Nasser Behzad further said on Wednesday that Iran plans to increase exports to Iraq, reported Fars News Agency.

Statistics showed that 38 percent of products were exported to neighboring Iraq via borders of Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Behzad disclosed a fourfold growth in organizing exhibitions for introducing Iranian products in Iraq and added, "Currently, 57 percent of Iranian products are exported to three countries namely: Iraq, China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)."

On February 10, Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said that efforts to sabotage Tehran-Baghdad relations are bound to fail, stating that the two countries are poised to develop economic and trade relations.

Condemning unilateral US exit from the JCPOA, Masjedi said that the US president showed that he does not value his commitments, as he not only violated his clear commitments under the JCPOA but also threatened other countries to follow suit, but he will be humiliated like his predecessors.

A day before that, Secretary General of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Hamid Hosseini said that Iran overtook neighboring Turkey in exports to Iraq in 2018, adding that the value of Turkey's exports to Iraq in 2018 was at $7.35 billion.

He noted that in total, Turkey exported goods worth $154 billion in 2017, of which $8.3 billion pertained to exports to Iraq.

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