China remains Iran ’s top non-oil goods’ importer
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran exported 15.3 million metric tons of non-oil goods, worth $4.78 billion to China during the first seven months of 2015.
Iran's non-oil exports to China witnessed a fall of 13.2 percent in terms of value while the volume of the Islamic Republic's non-oil exports to China decreased by 26.9 percent according to Iranian Customs Administration latest monthly report published September 1.
China was the main importer of Iranian goods in the mentioned period. Beijing 's imports accounted for 23.2 percent of Iran 's total non-oil exports in terms of value and 33.2 percent in terms of volume.
After China, Iraq (with $3.7 billion), the UAE (with $3.13 billion), India ($1.7 billion) and Afghanistan (with $1.4 billion) were the other four biggest importers of Iranian goods.
The five countries imported 71.3 percent of Iran 's total non-oil exports in terms of value in the first seven months of the current year.
The UAE's imports from Iran indicate an increase by 51.1 percent, meanwhile the Islamic Republic's exports to Iraq and Afghanistan has witnessed a rise by 18.2 percent and 15.7 percent respectively.
Iran's exports to India also witnessed a huge rise of 43.5 percent during the period in comparison with the first seven months of 2014.
Tehran's non-oil exports (excluding condensates) surpassed $20.63 billion during the first seven months of 2015, indicating an increase by 11.23 percent year on year. Iran 's overall non-oil trade turn over stood at $48.5 billion during the period.
Edited by CN