Wheat tops Iran’s imports list
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran imported $46.378 billion worth of goods during the first ten months of 2014, which indicates a rise by 24 percent, compared to the same period of the preceding year.
Iran imported some 34.243 million metric tons of goods during that period which is 34.52 percent more compared to the first ten months of 2013, according to the Iranian Customs Administration latest monthly report released Dec. 4.
Wheat worth $1.772 billion topped the list of Iran's imported goods with 3.82 percent share from the country's total imports' value. The Islamic Republic imported 5.109 million metric tons of wheat in the first ten months of 2014, indicating an increase by 61.96 percent in terms of volume year on year.
Iran's wheat imports also witnessed a rise by 36.76 percent during the mentioned period compared to the first ten months of 2013 in terms of value.
After wheat, motor vehicles with internal combustion engine worth $ 1.557 billion and rice worth $ 1.443 billion were other main imported goods of the Islamic Republic.
Tehran's rice imports have declined by 24.3 percent during the period, meanwhile the imports of motor vehicles registered a rise by 114.17 percent in terms of value compared with the first ten months of 2013.
The three mentioned goods shared 10.29 percent of Iran's total imports in terms of value.
The average price for each one metric ton of Iran's imported goods in the mentioned period was $1354, which is 7.79 percent less than the previous year.
The Islamic Republic's overall non-oil trade turn over stood at $74.319 billion during the first ten months of 2014.
The figure indicates a 17.16 percent rise in comparison with the $63.436 billion trade turn over during the first ten months of 2013.