Iran's land border exports rise by 14 per cent
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Iran exported 23,916 million tons of oil and non-oil goods through its land border in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, Faramarz Maddah, an official with the Roads and Transportation Organization of Iran, said on Jan. 13, the IRNA News Agency reported.
"The figure shows 7.14 percent compared to the same period previous year," he said.
"Iran also imported 43,414 million tons of goods in the mentioned period, which is 4.24 percent less than the first three quarters of last year" he added.
Road transportation accounts for 9 percent of the country's totals exports, while railroad and sea transportation accounts for 1 and 90 per cent, respectively.
Iran exported over $29 billion worth of non-oil commodities in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, despite the US-engineered sanctions against the country, Press TV reported on Jan.1.
According to the latest data released by the Iranian Customs Administration, Iran exported $29.24 billion worth of non-petroleum goods, including petrochemical products, during the nine-month period, marking an 11.8 percent rise in terms of weight over the previous year.
Petrochemical products accounted for more than $8 billion of the country's overall non-oil exports.
Iran also exported $6.363 billion of gas condensates and 14.761 billion worth of other goods during the same period.
Iron ore, methanol and urea were Iran's main exports respectively valued at $1.33 billion, $877 million and $866 million.
The non-oil exports weighed 65,999 million tons, which were mainly exported to China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, India and Afghanistan.
Iran exported over $21 billion worth of non-oil commodities in the seven months through Oct. 21, indicating a 7.5 percent rise in weight year on year.
The non-oil exports weighed 49,325 million tons.