Iran’s non-oil exports decreases by 15%
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's non-oil exports (including condensates) surpassed $6.86 billion during the first two months of current fiscal year (March 20-May 20), indicating a fall by 14.7 percent compared to the same period of the preceding year.
Iran exported some 18.12 million tons of non-oil goods during that period which is 1.5 percent less compared with the 2-month period of preceding year, said the latest statistics released by Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI).
Liquefied natural gas worth $1.1 billion (56 percent less year-on-year), Petroleum gases and liquefied gas hydrocarbons worth $272 million (nine percent decrease), steel and iron products worth $247 million (63 percent increase), liquefied propane worth $237 million (23 percent decrease), tar worth $201 million (18 percent decrease) topped the list of Iran's exported non-oil goods.
The average price for each ton of Iran's non-oil goods in the mentioned period was around $374, which is 16 percent less than in the previous year.
China ($1.56 billion), the UAE (with $1.176 billion), Iraq (with $980 million), South Korea ($575 million), India ($499 million), and Afghanistan (with $375 million) were top five biggest importers of Iranian goods.
The mentioned five countries imported 70 percent of Iran's total non-oil exports in terms of value in the first two months of current Iranian fiscal year.
Iran's exports to South Korea registered a huge rise by 961 percent in the period, meanwhile the country's exports to China and India increased by only six percent.
Tehran's exports to the UAE and Iraq also decreased by 11 percent and six percent respectively compared with the 2-month period of preceding year.