Iran exports goods worth $32 B in 9 months
TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.26
In the first nine months of current Iranian year (began on March 21, 2019), Iran exported non-oil products worth $32 billion, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Hossein Modarres Khiabiani said on Dec. 26 at a meeting of the working group for promoting Southern Khorasan province's exports, Trend reports citing IRNA.
“These figures show the uptrend in non-oil exports and the country's economic independence from oil revenues,” Modarres Khiabiani noted.
Removing obstacles in the way of exporters is a priority of the government, the official said.
“Although the government is not able to provide producers with proper incentives due to the sanctions, the exporters expect that no obstacles be created in their way,” Modarres Khiabani added.
The deputy minister went on to say that the efforts are underway to diverse target markets as well as the items exported from the country.
"We see 17-percent increase in exports of non-oil goods by weight compare to the same period last year,” Modarres Khiabani said.
In his words, after the sanctions were imposed against Iran, the country stopped importing many goods, which meant giving opportunity to domestic producers.
"Export support package amounting to $476 million, spending the revenues from border markets at the border itself and establishing a terminal for export of strategic products via South Khorasan Province are another good news for exporters,” Modarres Khiabani added.
The first version of the Export Development Roadmap has also been prepared, the deputy minister said.