Over the last five years, Iran has exported $11 billion worth of food and agricultural products to Iraq, said the General Manager for the Arab and African countries of Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran earlier this week. Farzad Pilten said: “In the last five years, the total export of agricultural products and food industry to Iraq has reached 11 billion dollars, of which about 3.7 billion dollars are allocated to fruit and vegetables.”
“Iran's export products have been widely available in the market of agricultural products and food industry despite the fact that these products are produced in Iraq and the Iraqi government imposes prohibitions and tariffs and non-tariff restrictions on the import of some goods," he added.
Iraq is the second-largest importer of Iranian products, after China, which predominantly imports petrochemicals from the Middle Eastern country. Iraqi shipments from Iran focus predominantly on agricultural products, engineering services, construction materials, and energy, such as electricity and natural gas.
According to rudaw.net, the economic impact of the coronavirus dealt a significant blow to trade volume between Iraq and Iran in 2020.