Iran's industry sector gets lion’s share in non-oil exports
Mineral and industrial products comprised nearly 80% of Iran's non-oil export-bound goods in the 45-months period ended April 2009.
According to the public relations department of the Ministry of Industries and Mines, the total value of the exported industrial and mineral products in the mentioned period surpassed $45,335 billion.
The total value of Iran's non-oil exports in the mentioned period exceeded $56.6 billion, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, China, India, Japan, and South Korea were the main export destinations for the Iranian-made products.
According to the report, some $7 billion has been allocated out of the national Forex Reserve Fund to 459 mining and industrial projects during the 45-months period.
Iran exported $15.3 billion worth of mineral and industrial products in its last calendar year (ended March 20, 2009).