According to Public relations and International Affairs of Qeshm Free Zone Organization, Mohammad Mehdi Berenji said on Sunday at a news conference with journalists: Exports to the country during the first quarter of this year were 8 million and 400 thousand dollars.
He said that during this period, the equivalent of 3 million and 850 thousand dollars of exports to the country, which compared to the first quarter of last year showed about 2 percent growth.
Director of Industry, Mine and Facilitating production of Qeshm Free Zone Organization added: Imports made in the first quarter of this year were 15 million and 72 thousand dollars, of which $ 12 million is related to the import of capital goods, such as machinery required for production lines of factories and fisheries units.
The import volume of the last year's quarter was 18 million and 470 thousand dollars, and more in the import of raw materials, which in the same period of the current year, with a decrease of $ 4 million, We acted in line with the orders of the Supreme Leader, to the resistance economy slogan.
Director of Industry, Mine and Facilitating production of Qeshm Free Zone Organization added:
He said the increase in import of capital goods to the country since the beginning of the year has been one of the plans of the industrial units to create a Pick-up in Production in line with the slogan of the year that could strengthen and improve the export situation in Qeshm Island.
Exports to and from the country and imports in 1397 respectively were $ 30 million, $ 18 million, and $ 43 million.
According to him, cement, zinc ingot, lead ingot, dried fish, cigar, and perfume were major export products abroad, as well as dried fish, cosmetics, and garments, are the main export products into the country.
Berenji continued, arguing that most Qeshm mines are lime, marl, and sand mines, said: Currently, 112 licenses have been issued for mining in Qeshm, and last year, these mines paid 2 billion Rials of government salary.
He continued: In 1397, 79 industrial units were licensed for industrial activity, that 17 of which were in the field of food and beverage production, 10 licenses for chemical and food processing units, 9 were for machine building and Equipment.
Director of Industry, Mine and Facilitating production of Qeshm Free Zone Organization added: Last year, for 8 units in the field of packaging, 5 sets of garments manufacturing, 4 active units in the recycling sector, and collections of paper manufacturing, medical tool manufacturing, communication equipment, and ... license were issued.
Berenji continued: In the first quarter of this year, 15 licensed production units were issued, an increase over the same period last year.
He continued: According to the latest update, 196 manufacturing units are active in Qeshm Island, and have been created job for 4,200 people.