By John Lee.
The Customs Director of Iran's Kurdistan Province has said that $416-million worth of commodities have been exported to Iraq from this western province since the start of current Iranian year, March 20, 2012.
Talking to the Iranian news agency IRNA, Mohammad Shahbazi said this represented an increase of 21 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.
Volume shipments were up by 43 percent to 628,063 tons.
Among the items sold were tractors, fruits, plastic products and lubricants.
(Picture: the Haj Omran (Haj Umran) (Haji Omaran) border crossing between Kurdistan and Iran)