Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 22/Trend A. Qurbanova/
Iran imported commodities from China worth $2.671 million during the first five months of the solar year, which began on March 20, 2011, while the rate of import from Ukraine also increased , ISNA reported.
Iran 's imports from China during the first five months of this year weight 1,231 tons and valued $2.671 million.
The volume of Iran's imports from Ukraine is worth $224 million, and rose by 61.26 percent to 341,000 tons of goods. This shows a 24.31 percent increase compared to the last solar year.
Iran 's imports are all together worth $349 million, but declined by 57.46 percent to 26,000 tons during the last five months. The volume of import from Malaysia is worth $189 million. It also dropped by 7.86 percent to 139,000 tons.
The country's non-oil export reached $17 billon during the first five months of this year while its import is estimated at $22 billion.
The government plans to export non-oil goods and technical services worth $45 billion this year.
China is the first destination for Iran's non-oil exports while Iraq, UAE and India stands on lower levels.
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.