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Iran's upsurge in exports to Africa

Published Jul 28, 2021

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EghtesadOnline: Iran exported a total of 834,381 tons of commodities worth $340 million to African countries during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), registering a 144% and 350% upsurge in tonnage and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year, according to the director general of Arab and African Affairs Department of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran.

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“Ghana with $151 million, Algeria with $58 million, South Africa with $32 million, Tanzania with $25 million, Nigeria with $18 million, Soudan with $17 million, Kenya with $14.5 million, Ivory Coast with $12 million, Somalia with $4 million and Egypt with close to $1.5 million were Iran’s top 10 export destinations in the African continent,” Farzad Piltan was also quoted as saying by IRNA.The official said Ghana, accounting for 44% of Iran’s exports to Africa, was Iran’s 10th biggest export destination worldwide over the three months under review.“Lifting of some restrictions applied after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which made the travel of businesspeople and merchants possible again, and the resumption of commercial events have increased trade with Africa,” Piltan said. According to Mehdi Mirashrafi, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, Iran’s overall Q1 exports, excluding crude oil, reached 30 million tons worth $10.7 billion, which shows ...
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