TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- A local official in Iran’s Eastern Azarbaijan province said that Iraq has been the destination of 22% of his province’s non-oil exports in the last 6 months.
Speaking to FNA in the northwestern provincial capital city of Tabriz on Wednesday, director of the Trade Organization of Eastern Azarbaijan province Sadeq Najafi also stated that his province has exported $750 million worth of goods and products during the same period.
Najafi also mentioned that of the said figure over $160 million in goods and products was exported to Iraq.
The official pointed out that non-oil exports of his province in the said period experienced 24% of growth in value and 33% of increase in weight.
He further stated that confectionary, chocolate, metals, shoe and household equipment constituted a major part of Eastern Azarbijan’s non-oil exports to Iraq.