45-Fold Jump in French Trade with Iran

By John Lee.

France’s imports from Iran have increased 45-fold over the past year, according to a report from Tehran Times.

Eurostat data shows an rise from €30 million in 2015 to €1.348 billion in 2016, with France’s exports to Iran up 28 percent from €592 million in 2015 to €722 million in 2016.

A further strengthening of business ties was agreed at forum in Tehran last month, which included agreements on developing Mashhad International Airport, establishing a bioethanol plant, expanding fish farms, and holding pilot training courses in Iran.

(Source: Tehran Times)

(Picture: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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