The volume of exported saffron registered rises of 29.8 percent and 52.2 percent in terms of weight and value respectively compared to the same period in the preceding year (1382), the Public Relations Department of Iran's Customs Administration announced here on Tuesday.
Some 15,271 tons of herbal medicine and industrial herbs valued at 50.35 million dollars were exported from the country during the said period which showed a decline of 32 percent and a rise of 18.7 percent in terms of weight and value respectively compared to those of the last year.
Iran exported 4,396 tons of tobacco valued at 2.51 million dollars during the first six months of the current year which showed increases of 49.9 percent and 68.4 percent in terms of weight and value compared to the similar figures in 1382.
Some 128 tons of cotton valued at 164,255 dollars were exported from Iran which showed decreases of 96.8 percent and 96 percent in terms of weight and value respectively compared to the first half of the preceding year.
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