Car exports rose 2.6-fold in terms of value during the first six months of the current Iranian year 1383 (started March 20, 2004) to reach $35.6 million, the English-language Iran Daily reported on Monday.
A total of $86.6 million worth of cars and auto parts were exported from the country during the said period, say an increase of 110 percent compared to the corresponding figure in the same period last year.
Exports of heavy vehicles also earned the country some $26 million during the period including exports of 4,296 tons of tires and tubes valued at $5.4 million.
Tire exports were up 40 percent in terms of value during the March-September period.
The Iranian auto-manufacturing group Saipa exported 4,300 cars in the first seven months of the year, i.e a 170 percent increase compared with the corresponding figure in the previous year. (albawaba.com)