2020-November-24 10:39
Economy
2020-August-14  14:56

Qom Province Exports Nearly $56mln Worth of Goods in 4 Months

TEHRAN (FNA)- Qom province exported 49,000 tons of various products worth approximately $56 million during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20 -July 21), according to a local official.

“Of the total exports, 29,400 tons of goods worth $40 million belonged to Qom’s industrial units,” said Chairman of the Qom Industry, Mine and Trade Organization, Mahmoud Sijani on Thursday.

Major goods exported during the mentioned period included metal products, plastics, copper wire, mechanical tools, cereals, synthetic fiber chemical products, glues, machinery, and herbal and animal oil, Sijani went on to say.

Iraq, China, Afghanistan, the UAE, India, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia were the top ten destinations, he added.

Referring to the imports during the same period, Sijani noted that nearly 12,200 tons of goods worth $59.7 million were imported through Qom customs, including industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, spare parts for road construction machines, optics, controllers, medical-surgical devices, plastics, coffee, tea, spices, electrical devices and components, nickel products, synthetic fibers and inorganic chemical products.

China, the UAE, Turkey, India, Ukraine, Italy, Oman, Japan, Germany and Iraq were Qom’s top exporters during the four months, he said.

Qom's exports reached 290,000 tons worth $220 million during the last fiscal year (ended March 19), while its imports amounted to 61,000 tons worth $283 million, the official added.

In relevant remarks last month, Sijani said that more than 32,000 tons of commodities worth nearly $31 million have been exported through Qom province’s customs during the first three months of the current fiscal year (started March 20).

He said that out of the total exports, around 18,000 tons of goods worth $22 million belonged to Qom’s industrial units.

He added that major exported commodities included metal products, plastics, copper wire, mechanical tools, cereals, synthetic fiber chemical products, shoes and herbal oil.

Iraq, China, Afghanistan, the UAE, India, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Uzbekistan were the top 10 destinations of Qom’s exports, Sijani went on to say.

He added that approximately 7,800 tons of goods worth $36 million were imported via Qom customs during the mentioned period.

China, the UAE, Turkey, India, Italy, Iraq, Oman, Japan, Iraq and Germany were the province’s top exporters respectively during the first quarter of the current year.