Iranian non-oil exports to India hits $2.1 billion
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend: Tehran's non-oil exports to New Delhi stood at $2.1 billion in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21), the Commercial Attaché of the Embassy of Iran in India said on Tuesday.
Iran exports 10 items to India, the IRNA News Agency quoted Seyed Reza Seyed-Aghazadeh as saying.
"Urea, methanol, ammoniac, industrial oil, iron and steel, aluminum, tar, and sulfur are the country's main exported items," he said.
"Iran also imported $9.1 billion worth of staple foods such as rice, meat and sugar from India in the mentioned period," Seyed-Aghazadeh added.
India is Iran's second big oil consumer as well.
Reuters reported on October 29 that India's imports of Iranian oil have fallen to 194,000 barrels per day (bpd) for January-September, down from 324,000 bpd in the same period last year.