Iran’s non-oil exports surpass $40 bln
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 22
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran exported some 90 million tons of non-oil goods, worth $40.376 billion during the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), the country's ISNA news agency reported.
Iran's exports decreased by 2.59 percent in terms of value compared to the preceding year.
The country also imported some 33 million tons of goods, worth $48.364 billion during the last Iranian year, which indicates a fall by 16.2 percent in terms of weight and 9.52 percent in terms of value year over the year.
Iran exported 83.293 million tons of non-oil goods worth $37.363 billion during the first 11 months of the last Iranian calendar year, which indicates a 15.73 percent increase and a 1.52 percent decrease in terms of volume and value respectively, compared to the first 11 months of the preceding year.
China was the main target of Iran's exported goods during the period.
Iran exported goods worth $6.582 billion, $5.265 billion, $3.237 billion, $2.31 billion and $2.184 billion to China, Iraq, the UAE, India and Afghanistan respectively during the period.
The country also imported 29.205 million tons of goods worth $42.796 billion in the first eleven months of the last Iranian year.
Rice ($2.093 billion), press cake ($1.635 billion), wheat ($1.070 billion), corn ($1.307 billion), and motor vehicles with internal combustion engine ($1.097 billion) were the main imported items during the 11-month period.