Trade delegations entry to Iran rises by 133%
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Trade delegations entry to Iran rose by 133 percent in the first quarter of the current Iranian fiscal year, corresponding to spring 2015, said Mir-Aboutaleb Badri, Deputy Head of Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).
Fourteen delegations, comprising a total of 207 traders from 12 countries, traveled to Iran in the 3-month period, a 133 percent rise in the number of delegations, the TPO reported July 12.
In spring 2014, six delegations, comprising a total of 159 traders from 8 countries visited Iran, Badri said.
The delegations came from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, South Africa, China, Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Lebanon, and Iraq, he said.
The mentioned delegations participated in important international exhibitions in the country, including the oil, gas, and petrochemical exhibition, the medical, dentistry, and laboratory equipment exhibition, the transportation and rail industries exhibition, the agriculture and food industries exhibition, and the handicrafts exhibition, he noted.
The value of Iran's non-oil trade reached $21.214 billion in the spring, which corresponds to the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year, according to the Iran Customs Administration.
Iran exported 25.061 million tons of non-oil products worth $10.867 billion in the three-month period.
Iran's major exported products included liquefied gases with the country's key export destinations being China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and Afghanistan.