Islamic Republic of Iran exported petrochemical products worth 9.639 billion dollars during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, since 21st March 2011, Shana reported.
The rank of the petrochemicals in non-oil goods' exports has risen in recent years. Last year Iran exported 16.2 million tons of various petrochemical products to 60 countries around the world.
While last year's revenue from petrochemical exports hit 10.4 billion dollars it is forecast the figure to rise to 14 billion dollars this year.
During the first eight month of this year, liquefied propane ranked the first in petrochemical products exports with 1.405 billion dollars revenue followed by methanol and polyethylene.
China and Western Europe are the main destinations of Iran's petrochemical exports followed by South East Asia, Far East, the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Latin America and other countries.