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Exports from Kordestan customs up by 91% in 6 months

Sanandaj, Director general of Customs Office of Kordestan Province said that the exports from this province have risen 91%in the first half of the Iranian year (beginning on March 21) compared to the same period last year.

More than 923,000 tons of goods worth $593m have been exported to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, and Romania, said Bakhtiar Rahmanipour in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency.

The exports shows 91% rise in weight and 66% rise in value, he added.

With $18m, livestock and tomato are the major products exported during the period, each with 6% share of the total exports, he said.

Fish constitute 5% of the the exports, plastic products 4%, and fruits more than 3%. Rahmanipour added.

Bashmagh customs in Marivan city is in charge of over 88% of the total exports from Kordestan Province.

Kordestan Province is located in the western Iran and shares border with Iraq.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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