China, Iraq, UAE: Main destinations for Iranian goods

Iran Materials 28 August 2013 17:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.28/ Trend, F. Karimov/

China, Iraq, and the UAE were the main destinations for Iranian goods during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), according to the Iranian Customs Administration.

Exports of Iranian goods to these countries amounted to $2.540 billion, $2.365, and $1.436 billion in the 5-month period respectively.

Meanwhile, the UAE, China, and India were the main exporters of goods to Iran during the same time; they exported $3.214 billion, $3.02 billion, and $1.614 billion to Iran respectively.

Rice, fodder corn, wheat, and steel ingots were the main goods exported to Iran.

Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year and imported about $61.8 billion worth of non-oil goods to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.

In May 2012, the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran's Deputy Director Kiyumars Fat'hollah Kermanshahi said that annual imports and exports are projected to reach $77 billion and $83 billion respectively by March 2016.