2021-June-14 20:01
Economy
2021-May-12  16:32

Minister: Iran Ups Non-Oil Exports by 80 Percent in 2 Months

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade announced that the country's non-oil exports have witnesses 80 percent increase in the past two months.

"The ministry of industry, mine, and trade did its best to pave the way for exports and still focuses on this fact as its main responsibility," Ali Reza Razmhosseini said addressing a meeting to develop Iran’s export developing programs in Tehran on Wednesday.

"Although sanctions were imposed on Iran, the rate of Iran’s exports last year was 35 billion dollars," he added.

Razmhosseini pointed out that through cooperation with unions and private sections, Iran’s rate of non-oil exports increased by 80 percent in the last two months compared to the similar period last year.

In relevant remarks in March, Managing Director of Khorramshahr Ports and Maritime Organization said that 3.173 million tons of goods were loaded and unloaded in the port during the past Iranian year (March 20, 2020-March 20, 2021) showing a considerable increase compared to the year before.

"Khorramshahr port saw a 16 percent increase in the total volume of container loading and unloading, with container loading experiencing a 49 percent increase due to Kuwait's market demand growth in the food sector and the launch of refrigerator container line," Nourollah Assadi said. 

He also said that the anchorage time for vessels waiting to be unloaded has decreased by launching a container terminal and leveraging strategic equipment.