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SMEs Exports Rise to $1.7b

SMEs Exports Rise to $1.7bSMEs Exports Rise to $1.7b

Small- and medium-sized businesses, affiliated with Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization, exported $1.74 billion worth of goods during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 20-Sept. 21) to register a 16.7% growth compared with the similar period of last year.
Asghar Masaheb, the deputy head of ISIPO, told IRNA that the main export destination of these SMEs was Pakistan with around $1 billion, followed by Iraq with $364 million, Afghanistan with $83 million, the UAE with $50 million, Turkey with $36 million, Azerbaijan with $26 million, Armenia with $25 million and India with $20 million.
“The main exported goods were foodstuff, 20-liter steel containers, plastic products and chemicals that prevent gas hydrate formation,” he added. 
Masaheb noted that 430 SMEs across the country exported their goods during the six-month period.

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