Iran’s Golestan province exports hit $200m in 9 months

The province is located on the southern shores of the Caspean Sea and shares border with Turkmenistan, one of the main markets for the Iranian goods.

25 December 2018
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Some 295,000 tons of commodities worth more than $200 million were exported from Iran's northern Golestan Province in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Dec. 21).

The exports witnessed a 75% and 57% growth in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period, Director General of Golestan Customs Administration, Ebrahim Hosseini said on Monday. 

Steel and iron round bars, dairy products, cement, tomato paste and polystyrene have been the main exported goods to regional countries such as Turkmenistan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey and Afghanistan. The northern Iranian province in located on the border with Turkmenistan. 

The official highlited that more than 27,000 tons ($13.26 million) of the commodities were transported through Incheh Borun railroad that connects the provincial capital Gorgan with the town of Inche Borun on the Turkeman border. It was laucnhed in 2013.

He put the province’s  imports during the same nine-month period to December 21 at 47,380 tons and $22 million the weight and value, respectively.

Hosseini said the imported items in the same duration included cereals, oil seeds and raw materials, listing the exporters as Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and China.

He noted that Golestan Province’s customs office earned $2.18 million from exporting and importing products during this period, indicating an 81-percent growth year-on-year.

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