China, Iraq and UAE are main buyers of Iranian goods
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.2/ Trend, F. Karimov/
China was the top importer of Iranian non-oil goods during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, according to the Iranian Customs Administration.
Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan, and India ranked next.
Exports of Iranian goods to these countries amounted to $3.085 billion, $2.868, $1.762 billion, $1.246 billion, and $1.217 million in the 6-month period respectively.
Meanwhile, the UAE, China, and India were the main exporters of goods to Iran during the same time, so that they exported $4.006 billion, $3.742 billion, and $1.937 billion to Iran respectively.
Rice, fodder corn, wheat, and vehicles were the main goods exported to Iran.
Iran's non-oil foreign trade reached $37.9 billion in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, which started March 20, Iran's Customs Administration reported.
The country's exports accounted for $17.972 billion of the mentioned amount, the Fars News Agency reported.
Iran also imported $19.935 billion worth of non-oil goods in the mentioned period.
Iran has trade with 105 countries.
Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Kioumars Fathollah Kermanshahi said on September 4 that Iran's exports faced an eight-per cent decrease this year.
"Iran's imports also faced a 26 percent decrease," he added.
"The sharp fall in raw materials imports has resulted in a decrease in the country's total foreign trade," Fathollah Kermanshahi added.
He went on to note that Iran's priority in allocating forex to imports should be for raw materials," he said.