Iran sets $75-billion non-oil exports target for next year
Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar. 11/ Trend F.Milad/
Iran plans to export non-oil goods worth $75 billion in the next calendar year, which starts on March 20, Deputy Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Hamid Safdel said.
"Petrochemicals will account for a lion's share of the exports, with a $20 billion planned figure," Mehr news agency quotes Safdel as saying.
Iran's total foreign trade value during the first 11 months of the current calendar year exceeded $93.87 billion, Iranian Customs Administration director said on March 2.
Abbas Memarnejad told IRNA news agency that non-oil exports (including gas condensates) amounted to 68.6 million tons, valued at $39 billion in the mentioned period of time, showing 28.5-percent increase year on year.
Meanwhile, imports totaled 33.5 million tons, worth $54.8 billion, showing a 6.4 percent fall compared to the same period of last year.
China and the UAE were the main importer and the exporter of Iranian goods, accounting for 16.7 percent of the total imports and 32.6 percent of the total exports respectively.