The secretary-general of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, Hameed Hosseini, stated on Tuesday that Iran's exports to Iraq have increased 45 percent in the first half of the Iranian year, which starts March 21.
Hosseini said, "While Iraq was the third biggest among Iran's export destinations, it moved up to the second this year."
“Iraq's imports from Iran were $4.5 billion, while that of China, the first rank on the list, were $4.6 billion. The wee difference implies that Iraq may surpass China to top the list," he said, pointing out that Iran is the third largest importer from Iraq, after China and Turkey.
Hosseini added that Iran's exports grew 14 percent in first half of the year, the country's exports to Iraq increased 45 percent in the period.