Turkey, top destination for Iranian goods in month to late September
Turkey was Iran’s biggest export destination in the current Iranian year’s sixth month (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) with 5.84 million tons worth $1.2 billion of shipment.
17 October 2021
Latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show Turkey was Iran’s biggest export destination in the current Iranian year’s sixth month (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) with 5.84 million tons worth $1.2 billion of shipment, registering whopping growth rates of 1,420% and 696% in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year.
Turkey was followed by Iraq with 1.83 million tons worth $677 million (up 30% and 19% in weight and value respectively YOY), China with 2.51 million tons worth $668 million (up 11% in volume but down 1% in value YOY), the UAE with 807,000 tons worth $331 million (down 33% and 12% in weight and value respectively YOY) and Afghanistan with 351,000 tons worth around $144 million (down 50% and 39% in tonnage and value respectively YOY).
Iran’s total exports stood at 14.52 million tons worth $4.14 billion during the month under review, showing a 75% and 56% rise in volume and value respectively YOY.
Turkey was also the third biggest exporter to Iran during the month to Sept. 22 with 540,000 tons worth $641 million of shipments.
It came after the UAE with 1.48 million tons worth $1.91 billion (up 254% and 142% in weight and value respectively YOY) of exports to Iran.
China with 418,000 tons worth $1.43 billion of exports came second.
Turkey was followed by Switzerland with 371,000 tons worth $328 million and Germany with 44,000 tons worth $237 million.
Iran’s total trade, excluding crude oil exports, stood at 19.84 million tons worth $10.63 billion during the month to register a 135% and 98% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.