TEHRAN (Dispatches) - The head of East Azarbaijan Customs Office Leily Orangi has said that Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan exported over 417,000 tons of various goods worth nearly $710 million to 79 countries during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 20- June 20), a local official said.
Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan Republic, China, Afghanistan, Italy, Bulgaria, and Pakistan were the main export destinations of the province during the three-month period, Orangi said.
Orangi said the province’s customs revenues topped 952 billion rials (approximately $4.76 million) during the period, showing a 21% decline.
According to the official, the province’s exports during the third Iranian month (ended on June 20) reached 173,000 tons worth $298 million.
She added that over 26,000 tons of commodities worth over $64 million were also imported through the province’s customs in the same month.
Turkey, the UAE, Germany, China, Georgia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Austria and Spain were the top ten exporters to East Azarbaijan respectively during the month, Orangi said.