Iran’s imports from UK increases by astonishing figure of 20.2 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.17/ Trend R.Zamanov
Iran imported 126,127 tons of goods worth 55.6 million dollars from Britain in the first two months of the current year, which started on March 21.
Compared to the same period of time in the previous year, the figures show a 20.2 percent increase in weight and 180 percent increase in value, respectively.
Based on the latest figures released by Iran's Customs Administration, the UK was the world's 14th and the Europe's 7th largest exporter of goods to Iran in the mentioned period.
Iran also exported 9,208 tons of goods worth $9.7 million to UK in the two months time span which is 498 and 196.41 percent more than the previous year's figures in terms of weight and value respectively.
Steel and iron products, carpet, raisin, were Iran's main exported items to the UK.
Five countries (China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, and India) imported 80.1 percent of Iran's total non-oil exports (in terms of weight) and 69.2 percent (in terms of value) in the first two months of the current year, which started on March 21.
Iran's exports to China and India rose by 48.11 and 31.48 percent, respectively in the first two months of current year. Meanwhile, Tehran's exports to Iraq, UAE, and Afghanistan faced 3.83, 6.44, and 6.20 percent decrease respectively.
With 90.92 percent of total exports, Asia was the main destination for Iranian goods, while the other continent's shares were: Africa 4.40 percent, Europe 2.23 percent, Americas 0.34 percent, and Oceania 0.06 percent.
The IRNA News Agency reported on Mar.26 that Asia accounted for 92 percent of Iran's total exports in the previous calendar year, which ended on March 20.