EghtesadOnline: Over 23 million tons of essential goods worth $12 billion were imported into Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2020-21), according to the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: Iran imported 380,009 tons of fruit worth $267.71 million and exported 7.88 million tons worth $5.52 billion during the 11 months to Feb. 18, says Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: The import of tropical fruits to Iran cost as much as $500 million annually, Mohammad-Mehdi Boroumandi, an official with Agriculture Ministry, said.
EghtesadOnline: The prevailing restrictions or total ban on imports of 2,500 types of commodities will remain in place even if sanctions against Iran are lifted, says Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Alireza Razm-Hosseini.
EghtesadOnline: Atotal of 6.45 million tons of finished and semi-finished steel products were exported from Iran during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year (March 21-Dec. 20) to register a 17.18% decline year-on-year, the Iranian Steel Producers Association reported.
EghtesadOnline: Imports of livestock and poultry feed saw a 5% decline in weight and a 7% decrease in value to reach 11.3 million tons worth $3.33 billion in nine months to Dec. 20.
EghtesadOnline: The import of all necessity goods, except corn, has declined this year compared with last year, Domestic Commerce Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture reported, citing figures released by the Central Bank of Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Cryptocurrency could be used to import electronic devices, says Shahab Javanmardi, a member of the Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries Mining and Agriculture, noting that a change in government approach is necessary for such deals.
EghtesadOnline: Problems related to the supply of livestock and poultry feed have not yet been solved, Majid Movafeq Qadirli, the head of Iran Feed Industry Association said.
EghtesadOnline: The government was allowed to tap into revenues gained from the export of crude oil, gas condensates and natural gas to allocate cheap foreign currency at the rate of 42,000 rials per US dollar to import essential goods as per the budget laws of the fiscal years ending March 2020 and 2021.