62% Rise in Iran’s Non-Oil Exports

Iran’s exports of non-oil commodities have increased by 62 per cent in the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).

Faramarz Maddah, an official with Iran’s Road and Urban Development Organization, said that road transportation statistics indicate that Bazargan border crossing [in northwestern Iran] ranks first with 22%. It is followed by Milak [southeastern Iran] with 20 per cent and Astara [in north of Iran] with 11 per cent.

Maddah also said that the number of transit trucks passing through Bazargan border accounted for 65 per cent of the total number.

“A sum of 20.36 tons of goods were exported from Iran in the first quarter of the current Iranian year, which showed a 62 per cent rise as compared with the last year’s corresponding period,” he added, as reported by IRNA and edited by IFP.

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