Iran’s imports fall by 23%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 29
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's non-oil exports (including condensates) stood at $2.731 billion during the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 21), 7.77 percent less compared the one-month period of last year (Iran's fiscal year starts on March 21).
The Islamic Republic also imported about $1.971 billion worth of goods during the period, which indicates a fall by 23.8 percent in value year on year, Iranian Customs Administration reported April 29.
Polyethylene, Liquefied propane and tar were the main items exported.
China, Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan and India were the top importers of Iranian goods during the mentioned period.
Meanwhile China, the UAE, South Korea, Turkey and India were the leading exporters of goods to Iran.
Corn fodder (with share of 5.28 percent from total imports' value), barley (2.75 percent of total imports' value), rice (2.41 percent), machines and mechanical equipments (1.93 percent) and bananas (1.65 percent) were the main imported goods during the one-month period.
The Islamic Republic's non-oil exports (excluding condensates) stood at $35.74 billion during last fiscal year, while imports accounted for $52.477 billion.
Iran's overall non-oil trade turn over including condensates stood at $102.22 billion during the period.
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