Iran's non-oil exports reaches $61 bln
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 24/ Trend /
Iran's non-oil exports reached $61 billion during the second term of Ahmadinejad's government, IRNA reported quoting the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mehdi Ghazanfari as saying.
"Iran's non-oil export from 2009 until the first three months of the current year (started on March 20, 2011) was around $50 billion, weighing 111 million tons. If including gas condensates, the country's non-oil export reached $61 billion", he said.
Iran exported $119 billion in commodities, weighing 88 million tons, while the amount of imported goods during 2005 to 2006 was worth $81 billion.
China is the first destination for Iran's non-oil exports, while Iraq, UAE, and India stand at lower levels: around 60 percent of the country's non-oil goods are exported to the following countries.
Sixty percent of Iran's imported goods are from UAE, Germany, China, Turkey, Korea, and Switzerland.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Iran is the third largest country in the Middle East and Central Asia in terms of exports and imports.