Iran’s exports to Tajikistan rise by 75%, with pistachios leading the surge

Recent data highlights a substantial 75% boost in Iran’s exports to Tajikistan over the past seven months, compared to the same timeframe in the previous year. The most significant exports include hot-rolled iron or steel bars, both fresh and dried pistachios, and a variety of paints and varnishes.

This increase in trade activity coincides with the Iranian President’s visit to Tajikistan, focusing on strengthening economic and political ties with neighboring countries. This visit saw the signing of a joint declaration and 18 agreements and MoUs between Iran and Tajikistan, covering diverse areas such as a trade and economic cooperation plan from 2023-2030, anti-drug trafficking efforts, transportation, crisis management, creation of a shared free zone, cultural and educational exchanges, technological research, postal services, sports, and a sister city relationship between Yazd (Iran) and Khujand (Tajikistan).

In the initial seven months of this year, Iran’s exports to Tajikistan amounted to over 159,000 tons, valued at 133 million dollars, marking a 75% increase from last year’s 107,000 tons worth 76 million dollars.

The leading exports from Iran to Tajikistan are hot-rolled iron or steel bars, pistachios, paints and varnishes, special polyethylene for wire and cable coatings, and non-velvet woven carpets.

Conversely, Tajikistan’s exports to Iran totaled over 13,533 tons, valued at 35 million dollars, showing a 7.9% decrease from the previous year’s 13,293 tons worth 38 million dollars.

Overall, this trade has resulted in a favorable balance of 98 million dollars for Iran.

Iran’s main imports from Tajikistan include raw cottons, nickel sheets, plates and strips, single-yarn from combed fibers, non-organic tanning materials, and ethylene polymer sheets and plates.

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