Shiraz Petrochem Complex exporting $20mln worth of petrochemicals each month
Shiraz Petrochemical Complex in Iran's Southern province of Fars exports $20mln worth of different types of petrochemical products on a monthly basis, an Iranian provincial trade official announced on Sunday, Fars News reported.
Addressing a ceremony in the provincial capital city of Shiraz on Sunday, Chairman of Shiraz's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mine Fereidoun Forqani put the total value of monthly exports from the unit at $20mln.
He pointed to Iran's $24bln worth of non-oil exports during the last seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-October 22), and added that Fars province contributes a 500-million-dollar share to the country's annual non-oil exports.
Iran, the world's fifth largest oil producer, exported around 14mln tons of petrochemical products worth more than $12bln in 2010.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in August that the oil-rich country is prepared to increase its non-oil exports to more than 45 billion dollars in the current Iranian year.
President Ahmadinejad went on to say that Iran's non-oil exports surpassed $30billion in the past year.
Iran's non-oil export items mainly include gas condensates, mineral fuels, chemical products, plastics, fruits, nuts, fertilizers and carpets.