Iran exports

Imam Khomeini Port handles 9.3 million tons of goods in 3 months

A total of 9.3 million tons of goods were loaded and unloaded in the southern Imam Khomeini Port during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 20-June 20). Over 7 million tons of the total sum pertained to non-oil goods.


Iran exports cigarettes to Austria, Jordan for first time

Austria and Jordan joined the list of Iran’s export destinations for cigarettes for the first time in the year ending March 2020.


Sistan-Baluchestan exports to Afghanistan up 56%

More than $181 million worth of goods were exported from the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan to Afghanistan during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20) to register a 56% rise compared with last year’s corresponding period.


Iran-Armenia trade tops $100m in Q1 2020

The commercial exchange between Iran and Armenia between January and April 2020 stood at $101.06 million to register a 0.37% decline compared to the corresponding period in 2019.


New measures to ease financial procedures for export firms in Iran

The Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council on Tuesday approved seven proposals out of nine to ease rules and procedures for repatriation of exporters’ overseas earnings and help promote the key sector.

Iran Chamber

Iran eases curbs on exports of coronavirus test kits, PPEs

Iran’s caretaker minister of industries says that the country has lifted restrictions on exports of some tests kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to confront the new coronavirus pandemic amid a surge in production that outweighs domestic demands.


Iran saffron prices collapse to lowest level in decades amid coronavirus outbreak

The price of the Iranian saffron has stumbled to historical lows of $400-500 per kilogram as the new coronavirus pandemic hits major customers in Europe.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran trade deficit at $1.5bn in 11 months to February

Iran’s trade balance has slipped into a deficit of $1.5 billion in the 11-month period ending late February as imports surge by more than two percent.


Iran’s metals exports to China up 150% YOY

A new report shows that Iran’s export of various metals and mining products to China have significantly increased this year amid government efforts to broaden its access to new sources of hard currency at a time of increased American pressure on the oil industry.

Mine and Industry

Iran’s private firms call for stronger export credit guarantees to counter US sanctions

In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, private sector representatives have called on government to give more authority to the Export Guarantee Fund of Iran with regard to issuing export guarantees, according to the EGFI chief.