Breaking: 4-month exports from Qom Province stand at $56m
TEHRAN- The value of exports from Iran’s central Qom Province stood at $56 million during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-July 21), according to a provincial official.
Mahmoud Sijani, the director-general of the province’s Industry, Mining and Trade Department, put the weight of the commodities exported from the province during the first four months of this year at 49,000 tons, Mehr news agency reported.
The official said that of the total exports, 29,400 tons of goods worth $40 million were from the province’s industrial units.
He named metal products, plastics, copper wire, mechanical tools, cereals, machinery, and edible oils as the major products exported from the province during the four-month period, and mentioned Iraq, China, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia as the main export destinations.
The official further announced that 12,200 tons of commodities valued at $59.7 million have been imported to the province in the first four months of the present year.
He named industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, spare parts for road construction machines, medical-surgical devices, plastics, coffee, tea, and spices as the major imported products, and China, the UAE, Turkey, India, Ukraine, Italy, Oman, Japan, Germany and Iraq as the main exporters of goods to the province in the mentioned period of time.
As previously announced by the official, the value of exports from Qom Province stood at $31 million during the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-June 20).
Sijani put the weight of the commodities exported from the province during the first three months of this year at 32,000 tons.
He said that of the mentioned figure, $22 million were the exports from the industry sector of the province.
Major commodities exported during the three-month period included metal products, plastics, copper wire, mechanical tools, cereals, synthetic fiber chemical products, shoes, and herbal oil, Sijani said.
Iraq, China, Afghanistan, the UAE, India, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Uzbekistan were the top ten destinations of the exported products, he added.
Sijani also announced that 7,800 tons of products valued at $36 million have been imported to the province in the first quarter.
The imports included industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, spare parts for road construction machines, automobiles, medical-surgical devices, plastics, coffee, tea, spices, electrical components, nickel and nickel products, synthetic and synthetic fibers and inorganic chemical products.
China, the UAE, Turkey, India, Italy, Iraq, Oman, Japan, Iraq, and Germany were respectively Qom’s top exporters during the first quarter, according to the official.
Qom’s exports reached 290,000 tons worth $220 million during the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), while its imports amounted to 61,000 tons worth $283 million.
There are currently 2,300 operational industrial units in Qom Province.