Iran manufactured goods exported to 160 countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran's manufactured goods exported to some 160 countries, the director of Iran's Export promotion services organization Sohrab Salimi said, IRNA reported.
Salimi said that in the first half of current Iranian year (ends on March 20), Iran has exported more than $16 billion in non-oil goods, with an exception of condensate.
With regards to technical and engineering goods, Salimi said that $2,2 billion worth of those were exported, adding that Iran's exports are extensive in such spheres as agriculture, industrial, hand crafts and petrochemicals.
Salimi said Iran processes its exports both through direct and indirect channels.
A few days ago, Iran has issued a statement prohibiting the export of some 50 plus items, that include industrial items and foodstuffs.
In case with food, the list includes wheat, sugar , vegetable oil, sheep, raw meat, corn, soybean, types of imported rice, imported tea, milk.
Other items include copper cathode, various tire types, industrial machinery equipment, imported auto parts, scrap iron, waste paper, various types of steel products and wood.
The list also includes specific chemicals materials, such as carbon soot, sodium sulfate, sodium carbonate, sulfonic acid, benzene, bicarbonate, polyethylene, melamine crystal and others.
The list is yet to be approved by the Ministry of Commerce, and is under review, for possible future edits.
In July, under the tightening international sanctions, Iran has started to stockpile emergency-first products, as part of country's implementation of "economy of resistance".
The stockpiled products included both domestic ones, and those imported from other countries.