Iran is earning tens of millions of dollars each month from exports of farming products despite trade bans imposed on the country and a new coronavirus pandemic which has seriously affected cross-border shipments.
Iranian Parliament Research Center (IPRC) said that the three countries [including the United Arab Emirates [UAE], China and Iraq] accounted for about 54 percent share of Iran’s total value of non-oil goods in 2018.
The first cargo of Iran agricultural products, fresh fruits and vegetables was exported to Kuwait during the outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
At least 20 trucks loaded with dates arrived in Pakistan through the Taftan border crossing after Islamabad decided to resume importing food items from Iran.
Iran has pocketed around $60 billion from exports of non-oil products, services, and energy since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal.
The Commerce and Industry Ministry of Kuwait announced that the country will resume foodstuff imports from Iran.
Chairman of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Yahya Al-e Es’hagh said that exports of products to neighboring Iraq are running despite some problems.
Iran exports close to 8,000 tons of honey per annum, said the head of the country’s National Association of Beekeepers and Honey Producers.
Annual exports of aquatic animals to Russia since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019) have witnessed an over 100 percent increase year-on-year.
Improvement in the country’s non-oil economic growth will continue in the next Iranian year (starts on March 20), a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said.