Economy, Domestic Economy

Kerman Non-Oil Exports Earn $316m

Kerman Non-Oil Exports Earn $316mKerman Non-Oil Exports Earn $316m

More than 87,500 tons of non-crude oil goods worth nearly $316 million were exported from Kerman Province in southeast Iran during the first four months of the current fiscal year to June, registering a 78% increase compared to last year’s similar period, according to the director general of Kerman Customs Office. “Our main exports were pistachio, copper artifacts, dried and fresh dates, tiles and ceramics namely to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Italy, Germany and Spain,” Mohammad Reza Qader was quoted by IRNA as saying. The official noted that imports into the province during the same period amounted to 40,000 tons worth $260 million, indicating a 9% rise year-on-year. “We import auto parts, industrial machinery and equipment, acrylic yarn and non-cotton threads and road construction and agricultural machinery from China, South Korea, the UAE, Germany, India, Pakistan, Armenia and Turkey,” he said.