Iran’s export to Iraq hits $9 billion in 9 months

Chairman of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Yahya AleEshaq said that during the first 9 months of the Iranian calendar year (March 22-December 21, 2019), $9 billion of non-oil goods and services were exported to Iraq.

2 February 2020
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Chairman of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Yahya AleEshaq said that during the first 9 months of the Iranian calendar year (March 22-December 21, 2019), $9 billion of non-oil goods and services were exported to Iraq.

The map shows seven border crossings between Iran and Iraq.

Chairman of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Yahya AleEshaq said that during the first 9 months of the Iranian calendar year (March 22-December 21, 2019), $9 billion of non-oil goods and services were exported to Iraq, adding that the bilateral ties will grow stronger after the Arab country overcomes security challenges.

Iran’s exports to Iraq in the preceding Iranian year was $13 billion, according to AleEshaq. 

“Only on January 22, some 2,000 of trucks loaded with goods left Iran for Iraq,” Ale-Eshagh said.

Ealrier, an official at Mehran border crossing, a major trade gate between Iran and Iraq, said that export volume to Iraq through the terminal has amounted to 1.8 million during the ten months ending to January 20.

According to Director General of Ilam Customs Administration Ruhollah Qolami, Iran’s exports to Iraq through Mehran border crossing witnessed a 35% increase in volume, compared to the corresponding period of last year.

According to him, over 94,000 trucks carrying goods to Iraq passed through the Mehran Border Terminal in ten months.

Iran’s exported commodities to Iraq through Mehran Border mainly include cement, agro products, steel products, plastic products, cars, car parts and petrochemicals.

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