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Kermanshah Province Earns $1.7b From Exports to Iraq

Kermanshah Province Earns $1.7b From Exports to Iraq
Kermanshah Province Earns $1.7b From Exports to Iraq

A total of 4.42 million tons of goods worth $1.77 billion were exported to Iraq from Kermanshah Province during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22), registering a 6% and 5% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year, according to a local customs official.
“The lion’s share of exports was shipped from Parvizkhan Border Terminal [1.45 million tons worth $551.34 million]. Ranking second and third in volume and value of exports were Khosravi and Sumar terminals,” Moslem Ahmadi-Nasr was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
The official noted that the exports mainly included rebar, iron products, tile and ceramic, fruit and vegetable, construction stones, dairy products, plastic artifacts and disposable containers.
He added that 6,683 tons of goods worth 47.92 were imported to Kermanshah during the same period, registering a 58% decline in weight but a 6% increase in value compared with the corresponding period of last year.
Aluminum alloys, industrial machinery spare parts and production line parts and equipment were the main imported goods.
Kermanshah in western Iran shares around 371 kilometers of borders with Iraq’s central government as well as the Autonomous Kurdistan Region. With six official border crossings and markets, the province accounts for almost half of Iran’s annual non-oil exports to Iraq, which exceeds $3 billion.

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