Trade with Iran tops $2b

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Iran and Afghanistan exchanged 5.32 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $2.48 billion during the 11 months to Feb. 19, registering an 18.64% and 8.92% growth in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s similar period, statistics from the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show.

Iran exported 5.30 million tons of goods worth $2.46 billion to Afghanistan during the period, indicating a respective growth of 18.79% and 9.09% year-on-year.  Exports to Afghanistan had a 4.50% and 5.92% share in tonnage and value of Iran’s non-oil exports during the period, making it Iran’s seventh biggest export destination.

Afghanistan exported 22,673 tons of goods worth $18.71 million to Iran during the same period, down 7.84% and 9.17% YOY. Imports from Afghanistan made up 0.07% and 0.04% of Iran’s total imports during the period in tonnage and value respectively.  Afghanistan was the 69th biggest exporter of goods to Iran in the period under review.

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