Iran’s non-oil trade turnover hits $37.6 bln
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.27 / Trend F.Milad /
The total value of Iran's imports and exports during the first five months of the current Iranian year, which began on March 20, amounted to $37.6 billion, the Customs Administration head announced on Monday.
Iran exported around 30 million tons of non-oil goods, worth $15.7 billion, and imported some 15.7 million tons of goods, worth around $21.9 billion in the five-month period of time, Abbas Memarnejad told the Fars News Agency.
The official added that Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the past calendar year and imported some $61.8 billion worth of goods, to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.
Memarnejad said non-oil exports rose by 28 percent compared to the year before, while imports declined by 4 percent.
Iran has scaled up its trade with 160 countries this year, despite being embattled with global economic sanctions, Memarnejad said in April.
Trade Promotion Organization of Iran has set the target of $75 billion for non-oil exports in this calendar year, which ends on March 20, 2013.