Eurasian countries share 97% of Iran’s import
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The Eurasian countries shared 96.98 percent of Iran's imports during the first six months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22).
Tehran imported some 13.133 million metric tons of goods, worth $20.271 billion from Asian countries during that period, said the Iranian Customs Administration's latest monthly report released on Oct. 2.
The report said the mentioned amount is 43.19 and 33.42 percent more in terms of volume and value respectively, compared the 6-month period of last year.
The European countries exported over 5.178 million metric tons of goods, worth $4.962 billion to Iran.
The Islamic Republic's imports from the Europe registered an increase by 29.1 percent in terms of volume and 7.1 percent in terms of value respectively compared the same period of last year.
Iran's imports from North and South America also witnessed a 244.8-percent increase during the period and amounted to $578 million. The Islamic Republic imported over 829,000 metric tons of goods from the continent - 575.1 percent more year on year.
Tehran's imports from Oceania (420,000 metric tons) and Africa (24,000 metric tons) also registered increase by 357.9 percent and 490 percent respectively in terms of volume during the period in comparison with the 6-month period of preceding year.
The country's imports from Oceania stood at $162 million, while the African countries exported $46 million worth of goods to the Islamic Republic during the period, 114.78 percent and 204.69 percent more respectively year on year.
Iran's total imports' value surpassed $26.021 billion during the 6-month period from March 21 to Sept. 22, which indicates an increase by 29.54 percent compared to the same months of the preceding year.