News ID: 261714
Published: 0339 GMT November 17, 2019

East Azarbaijan annual non-oil exports to hit $3b: Official

East Azarbaijan annual non-oil exports to hit $3b: Official

The annual exports of non-oil products from the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan is estimated to hit $3 billion, said the head of Tabriz Chamber of Commerce, Mines, Industries and Agriculture.

Talking to IRNA on Sunday, Yunes Ja’eleh said the province exported $1.8 billion worth of non-oil goods during the first seven months of current Iranian year (March 21-October 22).

The figure marks a 50-percent rise compared to corresponding number of last year which was $1.2 billion, the official added.

He also pointed out that 80 percent of the exported commodities during the seven-month period was destined for Turkey, Iraq, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia and China.

Ja’eleh went on to say that 311,000 tons of goods worth over $700 million were imported by Iran during the same period via provincial customs offices.

He said statistics of imported commodities indicate a 74-percent and 45-percent rise in terms of weight and value, respectively.

The official noted that the 25th National Conference on Non-Oil Export Development will be held in Tabriz on November 20 with the participation of the heads of trade chambers of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iraq as well as Eurasian states.

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