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Iran’s non-oil exports via Piranshahr customs hit $125mn in 9 months

(SHADA: TEHRAN) – Over 125 million dollars worth of non-petroleum goods, with a total weight of 405,655 tonnes, have been exported via the Iranian North-western city of Piranshahr during the first nine months of the current calendar year (starting March 21), senior provincial customs official said on Saturday.

From March 21 to December 21, 2014, construction materials and cement in particular, food stuff and dairy products, and industrial machinery constituted the main items exported from Piranshahr, the Head of Provincial customs office Nader Ansarian noted.

Iraqi Kurdistan Region served as the main importer of Piranshahr provincial exports over the aforesaid period, Ansarian added.

He went on to point out that the value of goods exported via the border market of Tamarchin, located in the Western part of Piranshahr, has amounted to 533 thousand dollars during the nine-month period, posting a staggering two-and-a-half-fold increase compared the corresponding period last year.

Piranshahr is a border city located in West Azerbaijan Province in Northwestern Iran. The city is part of Mokrian Region in Southern parts of West Azerbaijan province which borders with the Kurdistan Region in Iraq.