Iran’s non-oil exports reach $27 billion
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.13 / Trend F.Milad/
Iran earned some $27 billion from exporting non-oil products since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2011), Deputy Director of Iran's Trade Promotion Organization Kiyumars Fathollahi Kermanshahi stated.
The country has set the target of $45-billion non-oil exports for the current year, he told the IRNA news agency.
Iran's non-oil export items mainly include gas condensates, mineral fuels, chemical products, plastics, fruits, nuts, fertilizers and carpets.
Iran also imported some 20.6 million tons of commodities (worth $34.5 billion) in the mentioned time span, showing a 24 percent and a 12.5 percent decrease in terms of weight and value, respectively.
Previously, Trade Promotion Organization chief Hamid Safdel had said the value of non-oil exports is expected to hit $43 billion in the current year and $50.5 billion in the year after.
Iran's non-oil exports have increased considerably in recent years.
China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, and India are the top four destinations for Iranian exports.