Iran’s eight-month exports to Asia up 28 per cent

Iran Materials 12 December 2011 12:40 (UTC +04:00)

zerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 12 / Trend F.Milad/

Iran exported more than 41.1 million tons of goods worth over $19.3 billion, to Asian countries in the first eight months of the current calendar year (ended November 21), showing respectively a 28 per cent and six per cent rise in terms of value and volume compared to the same period last year.

Exports to Europe, Africa, America and Oceania stood at $1.4 billion, $318 million, $224 million and $67 million respectively during that period, the ISNA news agency reported.

Iran exported over $28 billion worth of non-oil goods in the eight-month period, up 35 per cent compared with the same period last year.

The country also imported some $40 billion worth of goods in the mentioned period of time, showing a six per cent fall year on year, the IRNA news agency reported.

Exports of technical and engineering services amounted to $2.9 billion in the eight-month period, the report added.

Previously, Trade Promotion Organisation 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 by the end of the following one.