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Publish Date: 17:07 - 09 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 9 - Iranian ambassador to Kenya Hadi Farajvand said the country's exports to Kenya have been tripled in 2017, based on Iran's Customs Organization data.

Iran's exports to Kenya triplesTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Iran's non-oil exports to Kenya reached $138 million from $39.8 million in 2016, showing an unprecedented growth.

Kenya has always been among first 15 clients for Iranian exports in 2017, he said.

The volume of trading between the two countries reached $43 million with the trade balance of $32.1 million in favor of Iran, he noted.

he also said Iran's exports to Kenya grew by 205.000 tons in 2017 in terms of weight comparing to the amount in 2016.

Asphalt, LPG, industrial oil, wax, paraffin, steel, carpet, flooring, pipes, valves, ceramic and tiles have been Iran's main exported goods to Kenya during the period, the official said.

Iranian companies have accomplished technical and engineering projects worth over $100 million, Farajvand noted.

The two countries are also in talks for projects on establishing dams, hydro power plants and fuel transfer lines, he said.


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