Economy, Domestic Economy

Rise in Khorasan Razavi Exports

Rise in Khorasan Razavi ExportsRise in Khorasan Razavi Exports

More than 2 million tons of goods worth over $1.7 billion were exported from Khorasan Razavi Province in the last Iranian year that ended on March 20, 2017, registering a 4% and 2% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the corresponding figures of the year before.

“Our main exported products were saffron, pistachio, construction material, cement and foodstuff dispatched mainly to Afghanistan, Spain, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the Netherlands, India and Qatar,” Masoud Atefi, the supervisor of the northeastern province’s customs office, was quoted as saying by IRNA.

According to Atefi, close to 128.48 tons of saffron worth $180.7 million were exported from Khorasan Razavi last year, registering a 145% and 150% growth in weight and value respectively.

Pistachio exports amounted to nearly 4,450 tons worth $39.2 million, showing a 521% and 575% upsurge in tonnage and value respectively.

Imports to the province stood at 431,000 tons worth $396 million last year, indicating an 18% fall in weight and a 6.6% increase in value.

Cotton, seeds, light and heavy cargo wagons and rice were the main products imported to Khorasan Razavi mostly from Uzbekistan, the UAE, South Korea and Turkey.

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