• A Capital City Not  Cherished by Residents

    There is indeed much to hate about Tehran, including its harrowing traffic jams and persistent air pollution, the polarization of city services between its northern and southern districts, and high population density.
    These urban issues, according to a survey by Tehran Municipality, have so rattled the nerves of 58% of its residents that they are keen to leave the capital city, provided other cities have favorable conditions. 
    According to the Persian daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, which did not mention the period of the survey, up to 70% of the residents of southern areas of Tehran, encompassing the municipal districts 10, 14, 12, 11, 15 and 17 generally known as underprivileged areas, are willing to leave Tehran.  
    The metropolis of Tehran is divided into 22 municipal districts, each with its own administrative center. Twenty of the 22 municipal districts are located in Tehran County’s Central District, while districts 1 and 20 are respectively located in the counties of Shemiranat and Rey. 
    Although administratively separate, the cities of Rey and Shemiranat are considered part of Greater Tehran. 

Domestic Economy

  • Iran’s Share in Global Sheepskin Exports at 5%
    Iran has a share of 5% in global sheepskin exports and a 1% share in cowhide exports, the chairman of Iran Tanners Association said. Ali Hassanzadeh added that Iran has an output of 22 million...
  • Railroad Planned With Turkey, Azerbaijan
    The Kars-Igdir-Nakhchivan Railroad will be built jointly with Iran and Azerbaijan, the Turkish...
  • Iran Regains ECOSOC Membership
    Iran has once again become a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council...
  • Rise in Rice Imports
    Close to 178,000 tons of rice worth more than $183.5 million were imported into Iran during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 21), registering a 22.1% and 9.1% decline...
  • Iran’s GDP Growth at 3.7% in Fiscal 2017-18
    Iran's economy grew 3.7% during the last fiscal year (March 2017-18), according to latest reports released by the Central Bank of Iran and the Statistical Center of Iran. This is the first time...
  • Amirabad: Biggest Export Terminal in Northern Iran
    More than 114,670 tons of commodities have been exported from Amirabad Port in the northern Mazandaran Province since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 21, the manager of the Ports...
  • Tabriz-Van Passenger Rail Service to Resume
    A new passenger rail service between Iran and Turkey will become operational on June...
  • Germany Sets Up Iran Advice Office for Companies
    The German government has set up a special office to advise companies worried about their...
  • Tehran Municipality has recently banned the sale of tobacco and snacks by street kiosks.
    The head of Newspaper Distributors and Salespeople Union believes it is not within the purview of municipalities to decide what items street kiosks are allowed to sell.  “The body in charge of...
  • Tehran to Host Int’l Metalworking Exhibition
    The Third International Exhibition of Metalworking, also known as AMB Iran 2018, is scheduled to be held in Shahr-e-Aftab International Exhibition Center in southern Tehran from June 26 to 29....
  • Caspian Port Designated Marine Trading Border
    First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri designated Caspian Port as one of the country’s official marine trading borders for vehicles, passengers and cargo imported to and exported from Iran in a...
  • Melons Exported to 25 Countries
    More than 86,150 tons of melons worth over 1 trillion rials ($30 million) were exported from Iran to 25 countries in the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), according to the latest figures released...
  • ATM Imports Hit $35m
    More than 1.18 trillion rials ($35 million) worth of automated teller machines (ATMs) were imported into Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), according to figures released by the...
  • Iran is importing 6,000 head of sheep from Kazakhstan.
    A shipment of imported livestock consisting of 1,000 head of sheep arrived at Arvand Free Trade Zone in the southern Khuzestan Province from Kazakhstan on Monday.  Livestock were earlier imported...
  • Satellite TV commercials and newspaper advertisements these days invite Iranians to invest abroad.
    Pulling money out of the country of their birth and buying foreign assets such as real estate have been a common practice of the rich in Iran for years.  However, now even those with a little more...
  • Bashmaq Border Closed on  June 15
    Bashmaq border crossing in the western Kurdestan Province’s Marivan County will be closed on June 15, at the request of the officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr....
  • New Chief for Iranian Tobacco Company
    The board of directors of Iranian Tobacco Company has appointed Mohammad Reza Khak-Kar as its new managing director to replace Mosayyeb Mohammadian-Shomali, the company’s news outlet reported. Khak...
  • 8% Decline in Airport Traffic
    Iran Airports Company registered 35,259 takeoffs and landings during the Iranian month ending May 21, which shows an 8% decrease compared with last year’s corresponding period. Close to 4.27...
  • Small- and medium-sized enterprises constitute 92% of Iran’s 85,000 manufacturing enterprises.
    A total of 35 small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises are currently being set up in Iran with foreign investment, a deputy industries minister said. Sadeq Najafi added that 28 of these...
  • Iran Trucks to Be Exempt From Armenia Road Tax
    The government of Armenia put on the agenda of its Cabinet meeting on Monday a package of draft...
  • Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union signed a three-year provisional agreement for the bloc to welcome Iran into EEU’s free trade zone last month.
    Iran’s non-oil commercial exchanges with the five member states of the Eurasian Economic Union totaled $1.69 billion during the last Iranian year (March 2017-18) to register a decline of 35.38%...
  • Local Bank to Finance Rail Project
    An Iranian public bank has been chosen to finance the Mianeh-Ardabil railroad project worth 7.5 trillion rials ($178.57 million), the CEO of Iran’s Transportation Infrastructure Construction and...
  • German Container Line Scaling Back Iran Business
    German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has stopped one of two feeder services to Iran and will decide on...
  • Barley Imports Top $79m
    Close to 367,480 tons of barley worth $79.24 million were imported into Iran during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 21), registering a 49.7% and 84.2% growth in...
  • Iranian Cinemas Register 50% Growth in Sales
    Iranian cinemas earned 723.47 billion rials ($17.22 million) in box office returns during...