Iran exports over $11.8 billion worth of gas condensates and petrochemicals
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.11 / Trend, F. Mehdi/
Iran exported 14.53 million tons of gas condensates and petrochemicals worth $11.8 billion from Pars Special Energy and Economic Zone (PSEEZ) in the southern province of Bushehr during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, 2012, IRNA reported.
Exported goods include polyethylene, gas condensate, propane, butane, benzene, and paraxylene, the managing director of the Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) Customs Office, Ahmad Pour-Heidar said.
During the same period, seven million tons of non- oil products, valued at $4.8 billion, were also exported, he added.
China, Japan, the UAE, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan were the main export markets.
In January, the Mehr News Agency quoted the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Director Hamid Safdel as saying that Iran is projected to export as much as $59.5 billion in non-oil goods during the next Iranian calendar year.
Exports of mineral, agricultural, industrial, and petrochemical products are projected to hit $41 billion, he said, adding that $5.5 billion is seen to be earned from technical and engineering exports.
Exports of other goods, including gas condensates, are predicted to reach $13 billion, he noted.