Iran's non-oil exports hit $20bn
Iran's non-oil exports have reached $20.30 billion in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 to November 21), Press TV reported.
Iranian Customs Administration Director Ardeshir Mohammadi made the remarks on Saturday, noting that the value of the country's non-oil export marked a 26-percent increase compared to the corresponding period of the last year.
Mohammadi went on to say that the weight of non-oil exports in the mentioned time span amounted to 44,083 million tons, which means a 27.2-percent growth, underlining that the non-oil exports, exclusive of gas condensates, hit $17.13 billion, marking a hike of 31 percent, ISNA reported.
He further said that Iran's imports in the same period totaled $40.28 billion, indicating a 23.3 percent rise.
The official also said the main non-oil product exported in the time span was liquefied propane with $900 million, noting that the product accounted for 5.25 percent of the total non-oil exports.
The next major product exported was polyethylene film grade, with a share of $865 million of the country's total non-oil exports, he stated.
Mohammadi also said that China was the main importer of Iranian products with a total import value of $3.094 billion which is about 18 percent of the non-oil exports.
Iraq was the next major importer of Iranian goods with a total value of $2.843 billion, the official said.