EghtesadOnline: Kurdestan Province in western Iran exported 635,000 tons of commodities worth $402 million in the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21- July 22) to register a 100% and 78% rise in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period.
The statistics were announced by Director General of Kurdestan Customs Administration Bakhtiyar Rahmanipour.
Iraq is the top destination for the province’s export, with a 98% share, followed by Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Romania and Armenia, IRNA reported.
Agro products amounting to 224,000 tons worth $96 million had the largest share in exports from Kurdistan during the period, going up by 126% and 181% in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year. Edible fruits worth $25 million and calves valued at $20 million came next. Rahmanipour noted that a total of 736,000 tons of commodities worth $1.5 billion were transited from Bashmaq border crossing during the period, which is up by 54% and 11% in tonnage and value YOY respectively, according to Financial Tribune.