Ukraine’s Imports from Iran Up 30%

The president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine said the Eastern European country’s imports from Iran increased by 30 percent in 2016 compared to a year earlier.

Speaking at the Ukrainian-Iranian business forum, Gennadiy Chyzhykov said from January to May 2017, the volume of Ukrainian exports to the Islamic Republic increased by 78% compared to the same period last year.

“In 2016, compared with 2015, exports from Ukraine to Iran increased by 32%, while imports from Iran -by 30%,” said Chyzhykov.

He further stressed that to increase the volume of foreign trade between Ukraine and Iran, the two countries should prevent the mediation of third countries in building a chain supply.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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