Iran non-oil exports up 30 per cent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 30/ Trend F.Milad/
Despite western sanctions, Iran's non-oil exports increased by 30 per cent in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year which began March 20, compared to the same period of the previous year, deputy head of Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran Kioumars Kermanshahi said on Tuesday, IRNA reported.
Iran exported over 25 million dollars of non-oil goods in the first seven months of the current year, Kermanshahi said.
"Iran earned four million dollars last year by exporting technical and engineering services to over 60 countries," he added.
Earlier this month Deputy Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Hamin Safdel said that Iran exported 37 million tons of non-oil goods worth 21 billion dollars in the first six months of current Iranian calendar year which began March 20.
Iranian Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari also announced on October 19 that Iran exported over 21 billion dollars' worth of gas condensates in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year which began March 20, the IRNA news agency quoted Ghazanfari as saying.
Iran also imported 26 billion dollars' worth of non-oil goods in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, the head of the Arabian-African Commercial Office for Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran Seyyed Hossein Hosseini said on October 24, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Iran exported $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods last year and imported $61.8 billion worth of goods to hit an unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade