Afghanistan, Iraq among Iran's top trading partners
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 12/Trend M. Moezzi
So far this year, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, India and Turkmenistan are the top five trading partners with whom Iran has a trade surplus.
Customs Administration data shows that in the first three months of the new Iranian year (started on March 30), Iran had the biggest trade surplus with Iraq, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reports.
So far this year, Iran has exported more than $1.3 billion in goods to Iraq and imported only $23 million from its neighbour.
Customs Administration data also shows that exports of non-petroleum goods nearly reached $6.77 billion while imports stood at $12.5 billion. That means Iran had a $5.7 billion trade deficit in the first three months of this year. Imports accounted for 64.9 per cent of all Iran's trade. That's up slightly from last year's 64.6 per cent over the same period.
So far this year, Iran has had a negative trade balance with 84 countries in the world and a positive trade balance with 83 nations.