Iran’s none-oil exports rise

Business Materials 30 June 2015 12:24 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran's non-oil exports (excluding condensates) surpassed $11.77 billion during the first five months of 2015, indicating an increase by 6.8 percent compared to the same period of the preceding year.

Iran exported some 31.7 million metric tons of non-oil goods during that period which is 12.4 percent less compared with the first five months of 2014, the Iranian Customs Administration said in its latest monthly report published June 30.

Liquefied propane worth $841 million, tar worth $612 million and grid polyethylene film worth $588 million topped the list of Iran's exported non-oil goods.

Liquefied propane exports registered a 0.5-percent fall compared to the first five months of 2014 in terms of value, meanwhile exports of grid polyethylene film and tar witnessed increase by 26 percent and 5.8 percent respectively.

Iran's overall exports excluding the three mentioned goods increased by 6.7 percent in terms of value and witnessed a 12.4 percent decrease in terms of volume compared to the 5-month period of 2014.

The average price for each one metric ton of Iran's non-oil goods in the mentioned period was around $466, which is 22 percent more than in the previous year.

Iran's overall non-oil trade turn over stood at $34.51 billion during the first five months of 2015. Imports shared 57.2 percent of the mentioned figure.

Iran's trade balance with 85 countries was positive, while with 78 countries it was negative.