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Renault’s Iran market
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Renault’s Iran market

The French automakers Renault exported over 162 thousand cars to Iran in 2017, making this their eight largest market in the world. Renault sales in Iran shows a rise of 49.3% as compared to a similar period last year. In the months of January through to December 2016, France exported over 108 thousand and 536 cars to the Iranian market.  

Third Chinese commercial train rolls into Iran
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Third Chinese commercial train rolls into Iran

China’s third commercial train has pulled into the Incheh Borun border town of Golestan Province on the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway line. As reported by Persia Digest, the train was carrying 41 containers. After completing the customs paper works, it left for Tehran on the Gorgan-Tehran line for the customs office in Shahriar, Tehran Province.  

Transit of goods from Iran grown by 13%
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Transit of goods from Iran grown by 13%

Iran’s supervisor of the Customs Transit Office said: “The volume of foreign goods transiting through Iran has increased by 13% in the past nine months.” Hossein Salari said: “During this period, the transit of goods to more than 100 countries has been done through the integrated electronic customs system.”

Production of Elantra and Tucson in Iran
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Production of Elantra and Tucson in Iran

The assistant manager for sales and marketing of Kerman Motor Company said: “Our most important plan for the future is the production of Elantra and Tucson and we expect that in the first three months of next year the first series of Elantra priced at 150 million Tomans can be delivered to customers. This price is 25% lower than the import price from Korea.”

Billion dollar foreign investment in Iran tourism
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Billion dollar foreign investment in Iran tourism

Deputy Director for Planning and Investment of Iran National Heritage Organization said: “During the past five years, we have been able to have one billion dollars of foreign investment in Iran’s tourism industry for approved projects. From this amount, 300 million dollars have so far been absorbed in Iran’s tourism sector and the remaining is in the process of being invested.”

80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN
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80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN

Iran’s non-oil exports to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations “ASEAN” had a growth of 80 percent in 2017 as compared with a similar period last year. As reported by Persia Digest, in 2017 Iran had more than USD 1280MM of non-oil exports to ASEAN member countries. In 2016, this figure stood at USD 711MM. Showing an 80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN as compared with the year before that.  

Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta
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Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta

The first permanent Persian carpet showroom and shop called “Pasargade” has opened in the capital of Indonesia for handmade and machine made carpets.  As reported by IRNA News Agency, this has been setup by an Iranian resident in Indonesia, providing an opportunity for those Indonesians interested in the ancient hand arts of Iran to enjoy them.  

32 crew members lost in tanker collusion with Chinese ship
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32 crew members lost in tanker collusion with Chinese ship

An Iranian tanker has been involved in a collusion with a Chinese ship in the East China Sea. The lives of the 32 Iranian crew are feared lost. The 30 Iranian and two Bangladeshi crew members aboard the Iranian tanker are missing, feared dead. Kasra Nouri, PR Manager of the National Iranian Oil Company, announced: “The tanker belonged to the Iranian fleet and was carrying condensate. The ship and its cargo are covered by a credible insurance company.”  

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