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Volume of Iranian goods exported to Iraq up by 19 percent in first 7 months

Tehran, Nov 21, IRNA-A 19-percent boost in the volume of Iranian goods exported to Iraq over the first seven months of the current Iranian year (started March 21) compared to last year's figure for the same period has been reported.

According to a report released by the Public Relations Department of Iran's Customs Office on Tuesday, the goods exported over the period weighed 1.439 million tons and had a value of USD 700 million.

It further said that the exported goods weighed 26 percent higher than last year's exports for the same period.

"Ten major items, including mineral water, various detergents or washing liquids, biscuits, water coolers, pistacchios, fresh or dried tomatoes, apples and home appliances accounted for 28 percent of the value of the exported goods.

"Over the same period, USD 32.305 million worth of mineral water, USD 31.987 worth of various detergents or washing liquids and USD 29.899 million worth of biscuits were exported to Iraq." report.

The report further said that sunflower oil worth USD 18.898 million dollars, water coolers worth USD 17.465 million, pistacchios worth USD 14.982 million, fresh or dried tomatoes worth USD 14.831 million, fresh apples worth USD 13.767 million, cheese worth USD 13.454 million and home appliances worth USD 12.877 million were exported to Iraq over the same period.

It said Iraq was the third biggest importer of Iranian products in the period followed by the UAE and China.

"Iraq accounted for 6.9 percent of the total weight and eight percent of the total value of Iranian exported goods in the period." In conclusion, the report said that "the value of products imported to Iran from Iraq in the period stands at USD 817,000."

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