According to Fars News Agency, Ruhollah Latifi, customs spokesman, said: “Our merchants in the first five months of this year have exported goods to fifty Islamic countries, the volume of which was 27.3 million tons worth $ 9.1 billion.”
Latifi added: 22.7 million tons of Iranian goods worth $ 6.5 billion in the same period last year (first 5 months of 1999) were exported to 46 Islamic countries, which in the first 5 months of this year, compared to the same period last year in terms of weight by 20% and In terms of value, it shows a 40% growth in exports to these countries.
Regarding the main destinations for the export of Iranian goods in Islamic countries, the customs spokesman explained: The highest exports to “Iraq” with $ 3.1 billion, “UAE” with $ 1.9 billion, “Turkey” with $ 1.1 billion and “Afghanistan” with $ 855 million These 4 Islamic countries have always been among the 5 main export countries of our country to the whole world in recent years.
He added: “After these four countries, exports to” Indonesia “$ 458 million,” Pakistan “$ 421 million,” Oman “$ 228 million,” Uzbekistan “$ 174 million,” Azerbaijan “$ 161 million,” Turkmenistan ” $ 117 million, Syria $ 86 million, Algeria $ 66 million, Kazakhstan $ 63 million, Qatar $ 58 million, Kuwait $ 52 million, and Malaysia $ 42 million.
Regarding the amount of imports from Islamic countries, the customs spokesman said: in the first 5 months of last year, the amount of imports from Islamic countries was equal to 4.8 million tons of goods worth $ 5.2 billion, while in the first 5 months of this year, the amount of imports from these countries 7.2 million tons worth $ 8 billion, showing a 50 percent increase in imports in terms of weight and 54 percent in terms of value, with the UAE topping the country’s five-month imports among all Islamic and non-Islamic countries with $ 5.4 billion. Turkey is the second largest Islamic country in the world and the third largest in the world with about $ 1.8 billion in meeting the country’s needs.
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