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Tough Sanctions Fail to Disrupt Iran’s Exports

Managing-Director of the Industrial Towns of Tehran province Saber Parnian said that Iran continued exports of different products despite tough and illegal sanctions imposed against the country.

Parnian said that exports of small-scale industries set an 18 percent rise in the 6 months of this year (March 20- September 21) compared to the same period last year.

“Expert economic counselors and envoys should be active in 15 neighboring countries as well as European states in order to spur export,” he added.

Parnian also said that the industrial and production units in Tehran province enjoy high potentials to boost economy.

In relevant remarks, Head of Iran’s Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehdi Mirashrafi said that the volume of exported goods was three times more than imports in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-September 21).

Mir-Ashrafi said that 83 million tons of products were loaded and unloaded at customs offices of the country in the first half of the current year.

He added that the country’s total foreign trade value in the mentioned period was over $36.8 billion, $17.7 billion of which was the exports share.

The official put the volume of products imported into the country in the first half of the current year at 18.6 million tons, showing a 2% decrease in comparison with the same period last year.

He also said that the value of products imported into the country in the same period was $19.1 billion.

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