A spokesman for the Iranian Customs Authority, Ruhollah Latifi, announced today, Sunday, that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has returned to importing goods from Iran after a hiatus of years.
Ruhollah Latifi said in statements carried by the Iranian news agency IRNA that Iran has exported goods to more than 143 countries and imported goods from 123 countries during the past Iranian year (ended March 20, 2021), despite the tightening of the ban and restrictions imposed by the outbreak of the Corona virus.
The official stated that the volume of Iranian foreign trade during the past six months amounted to 79 million and 100 thousand tons, equivalent to 45 billion dollars, and that the share of Iranian exports from that amounted to 21 billion and 800 million dollars, compared to the volume of the country’s imports during the same period, which amounted to 23 billion and 100 million dollar.
Latifi pointed to three destinations for Iranian commercial goods, the first of which is China, with more than 9 billion, 77 million and 123 thousand and 234 dollars, the second is Iraq, with 7 billion, 448 million, 431 thousand and 673 dollars, and the third is the UAE, with 4 billion, 661 million and 621 thousand and 682 dollars.
He continued, “After these three countries, Turkey was with 2,536 million and 616 thousand and 688 dollars, and Afghanistan with 2 billion and 308 million and 401 thousand and 259 dollars.”
The customs spokesman referred to the most important countries that Iran imports goods from, namely China with 9 billion and 843 million and 5 thousand and 951 dollars, then the UAE with 9 billion and 757 million 787 thousand and 591 dollars and Turkey with 4 billion and 400 million and 91 thousand and 82 dollars.
He added that Saudi Arabia imported goods from Iran worth $39,000 during this period, after a long break.
Latifi considered that Riyadh’s return to Iranian export destinations is “one of the most important issues during the current period.”
Source: “IRNA” + “Sputnik”