EghtesadOnline: A total of 1.34 million tons of commodities worth $562 million were exported from Parvizkhan border crossing in Kermanshah Province’s Qasr-e-Shirin County during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-July 21), which made it the busiest checkpoint of the western Iranian province over the period.
According to Director General of Kermanshah’s Customs Administration Khalil Heydari, the above figures show a respective rise of 78% and 33% in tonnage and value compared with the similar period of last year, IRNA reported.
The second busiest border crossing in the province was Sheikh Saleh in Salas-e Babajani County, exports from which stood at 226,115 tons worth $115 million, registering a 20% and 41% growth respectively year-on-year.
Heydari noted that exports from Shooshemi border crossing in Kermanshah’s Paveh County stood at 124,532 tons worth $13 million during the four-month period, making it the province’s third busiest checkpoint. The figures indicate a 2% decline in tonnage and a 44% increase in value YOY.
Over the four months under review, a total of 1.69 million tons of commodities worth $691 million were exported from Kermanshah with the main products being tomatoes and tomato paste, air conditioners, cheese, industrial oils and their derivatives, biscuits, different types of melons, watermelons, tiles and ceramic, plastic bags, disposable tablecloths, polished but uncarved marble, yogurt, milk, cream, cucumbers, eggplants, apples and melamine dishes.
Kermanshah shares around 371 kilometers of borders with Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. With six official border crossings, the province accounts for almost half of Iran’s annual non-oil exports to Iraq.
According to Heydari, 5.67 million tons of goods worth $2.2 billion were exported from Kermanshah’s border crossings in the last Iranian year (March 2019-20).