Parvez Khan Border Leads Iran’s Trade Surge with 196% Increase

The Parvez Khan border crossing in East Kurdistan’s Kermanshah province reported the highest trade turnover in Iran for the first two months of this year, according to Ali Asghar Abbaszadeh, the supervisor of the province’s border crossings.

A total of 1.71 million tons of goods were transited through Parvez Khan customs, marking a 196 percent increase compared to the same period last year. In comparison, 893,000 tons were transited through the Shahid Rajai border crossing and 474,000 tons through Bashmakh customs during the same timeframe.

Abbaszadeh highlighted that the main exports through Kermanshah’s border crossings include boards and iron, tiles and ceramics, fruits and vegetables, building stones, dairy products, plastic products, and disposable containers. In 2023 alone, goods worth $3.4 billion were exported from the province.

Kermanshah province, which shares a 371-kilometer border with Iraq, has two official border gates and five border markets, facilitating over $3 billion worth of exports annually.