Iran’s non-oil foreign trade hits $38 billion in 1H solar year
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.2/ Trend, R. Zamanov
Iran's non-oil foreign trade reached $37.9 billion in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, which started March 20, Iran's Customs Administration reported.
The country's exports accounted for $17.972 billion of the mentioned amount, the Fars News Agency rerpoted.
Iran also imported $19.935 billion worth of non-oil goods in the mentioned period.
Iran trades with 105 countries.
Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Kioumars Fathollah Kermanshahi said on September 4 that Iran's exports have faced an eight percent decrease this year.
"Iran's imports also faced a 26 per cent decrease," he added.
"The sharp fall in raw materials imports has resulted in a decrease in the country's total foreign trade," Fathollah Kermanshahi added.
He went on to note that Iran's priority in allocating forex to imports should be the production units' needed raw materials," he said.