Iran non-oil exports surpass $13 billion

Business Materials 30 December 2012 11:18 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.30 / Trend F.Milad/

Iran exported some 58.3 million tons of non-oil goods, worth some 31.7 million dollars, in the first nine months of current Iranian Calendar year, which began March 20.

Iran also imported over 40 million dollars worth of goods in the mentioned period, conducting overall trade volume of $71.7 billion, the IRNA News Agency reported.

Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, and India were the top importers of Iranian goods during the period, while the United Arab Emirates, China, Turkey, South Korea, and Switzerland were the leading exporters of goods to Iran.

Iranian Customs Administration Director Abbas Memarnejad said last week that the country is currently conducting trade with 151 countries. He referred to liquefied propane, urea, methanol, and cement as the major exported goods and iron and steel ingots, wheat, and soy meal as the main imported ones.

Iran plans to exports 51 million dollars worth of non-oil goods and technical and engineering services by the end of current year (march 19, 2013).

Iran exported $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods last year and imported $61.8 billion worth of goods, to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.

Iran also earned 4 million dollars last year by exporting technical and engineering services to over 60 countries.