Provincial Trade Thrives
Economy, Domestic Economy

Provincial Trade Thrives

Exports from most Iranian provinces since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2015) mark a rise in terms of volume and value.
According to a report by Mehr News Agency, trade data released by the customs departments of four provinces are presented below:

Some 17.5 million tons of goods worth $8.8 billion were exported from Bushehr Province during the eight months ending November 21, which show a 2% increase in volume and a 33% rise in value compared with last year’s corresponding period.
Gas condensates, fish, shrimps and cement were the main exports and the UAE, India, Qatar, Kuwait and Vietnam were the chief export destinations, Mehr News Agency reported. More than 1,000 tons of goods valued at $2 billion were imported to the southern province during the same period, recording an 11% decline in volume and 25% fall in value compared with the similar period of the previous year.

Qazvin Province exported 256,000 tons of commodities worth $247 million during the same period and registered a 7% rise in volume and 9% increase in value compared with last year’s corresponding period.
The exports were destined for 46 countries, among which Iraq was the main destination that accounted for 60% of the exports.
Detergents, eggs, plastics and glass were the main exports, Mehr News Agency reported.
Qazvin imported 54,000 tons of goods worth $291 million during the same period, registering a 28% decrease in volume and a sharp fall of 87% in value over the similar period of the preceding year.

The city of Kashan in Isfahan Province exported 31,000 tons of commodities worth $124.8 million during the first three quarters of the Iranian year (ended December 21).
The main exports included machine-made carpets, rosewater, cement, tiles, steel sheets, dishware, steel rods, travertine stones and detergents, IRNA reported.
The UK, Japan, Australia, Italy, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Canada, Jordan, Africa, Qatar, Sweden, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, the UAE, Cyprus, Zambia, China, Belgium and Denmark were the export destinations.
Kashan is internationally famous for manufacturing carpets, silk and other textiles.
The city houses a majority of Iran’s mechanized carpet-weaving factories and has a flourishing marble and copper mining industry.

 N. Khorasan
North Khorasan Province exported 137,600 tons of goods worth $54 million during the nine months ending December 21 and registered a 5% increase in volume and a 7% surge in value over the similar period of a year before, according to the province’s customs bureau.
Urea fertilizers, steel rods, waterproof coatings, cement, pasta and tomato paste were the main exports, mostly destined for Turkmenistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq and Bulgaria, Mehr News Agency reported.
The province imported some 8,000 tons of commodities worth $10.8 million during the same period.
The imports included rice, polystyrene foams, sugar, sugar-cubes and LED lights, mainly from Pakistan, Italy, China and Tajikistan.

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