Economy, Domestic Economy

Exports via Mehran Rise

Exports via Mehran RiseExports via Mehran Rise

More than 2.7 million tons of commodities worth over $295 million were exported to Iraq in the past Iranian calendar year (ended march 20), via Mehran border crossing, showing an increase of 4 percent in terms of volume, and a 42 percent rise in terms of value compared to a year before, IRNA quoted head of Ilam Province’s customs office as saying on Saturday. Khalil Heidari noted that construction materials including cement and bricks and plastic products as well as agricultural products such as watermelon and potato account for the majority of the exports.  Among Iran’s 31 customs offices, Ilam Province customs office is ranked sixth in terms of volume, and  12th in terms of value. Mehran is a city on the Iran-Iraq common border, located in western Ilam Province which plays a major role in commercial trade with Iraq due to the strategic proximity to Baghdad.