EghtesadOnline: Exports from Golestan Province stood at 209,240 tons worth $72.84 million in the current fiscal year’s first six months (March 21-Sept. 22), registering a 189% and 54% growth in weight and value respectively year-on-year, the director general of Golestan Customs Administration said.
“Polystyrene, cheese, dates, pistachio, cement, potato and iodine were the most important products exported during the period,” Ebrahim Hosseini was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan were the main export destinations.
Imports to this northern Iranian province stood at 5,356 tons worth $21.96 million during the same period, registering an 18% and 90% growth in weight and value respectively YOY.
Stabilizer, fabric, synthetic wax and antistatic were the main imports.
China, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Poland and Vietnam were the chief exporters.
Hosseini stressed that Golestan earned 345.32 billion rials ($1.23 million) in customs revenues during the period under review.
Golestan is one of the 31 provinces of Iran, located in the northeast and south of the Caspian Sea.
A total of 267,000 tons of commodities worth $112 million were exported from Golestan Province’s border crossings during the last Iranian year (March 2020-21), showing a 25% and 19% decline in weight and value respectively compared with the year before.