Economy, Domestic Economy

Kish, Asaluyeh Leading Import, Export Hubs

Kish, Asaluyeh Leading Import, Export HubsKish, Asaluyeh Leading Import, Export Hubs

As per statistics released by Iran Customs Administration, more than 45,300 metric tons of goods were exported from free trade zones (FTZs) and special economic zones (SEZs) in the country’s southern provinces over the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20.

The five major southern FTZs and SEZs, namely Chabahar, Qeshm, Imam Khomeini Port, Asaluyeh, and Shiraz exported more than $97.8 million worth of commodities during the period, reported on Friday. Pars Special Energy/Economic Zone in Asaluyeh, Bushehr Province came first in exports with 45,100 tons of goods, mainly crude oil, valued at $95.3 million.

A distant second from Asaluyeh, Shiraz SEZ exported 134,800 tons of goods, worth about $2.1 million.

The report also indicates that 44,000 tons of goods, valued at $71.3 million were imported from five major southern ports, including Chabahar, Qeshm, Kish, Asaluyeh and Shahid Rajaee.

Kish Free Trade Zone (FTZ) came first in imports, with more than 14,500 tons of commodities valued at $51.5 million. Chabahar FTZ followed with 6,350 tons and $5.5 million.