Iran's Trade With Caspian States Tops $2.2 Billion in 7 Months
EghtesadOnline: Iran's trade (excluding crude oil exports) with Caspian Sea littoral states reached 4.06 million tons worth $2.21 billion in the first seven months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Oct. 22), registering a 2.26% decline in terms of weight, but a 23.25% growth in terms of value year-on-year, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
Russia was Iran’s main trading partner among Caspian states with 2.3 million tons worth $1.32 billion during the period under review. It was followed by Azerbaijan Republic with 459,974 tons worth $443.31 million, Turkmenistan with 797,977 tons worth $268.07 million and Kazakhstan with 508,724 tons worth $181.28 million.
Iran’s exports exceeded 2.28 million tons worth $1.16 billion during the period, registering a 6.7% and 36.22% rise in terms of weight and value YOY, respectively.