Iran increases medical equipment, medicines imports
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran’s imports of medical and laboratory equipment, as well as various medicines greatly increased during the last fiscal year, ended March 20.
Iran imported $675 million worth of medical-electrical devices used in medicine and surgery last fiscal year, the country’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPOI) said.
These imported devices made 1.2 percent of Iran’s overall imports in the 12-month period in terms of value.
The value of the imported devices witnessed a rise by 36 percent compared to the preceding year.
The Islamic Republic also imported $1.134 billion worth of various medicines in the period, 10 percent more year-on-year.
According to the TPOI, Iran’s import of laboratory equipment for sterilization and pasteurization accounted for $648 million, registering a huge rise by 195 percent year-on-year.
Passenger car parts topped the Islamic Republic’s list of imports last fiscal year. Iran imported $4.06 billion worth of passenger car parts in the period, 108 percent more year-on-year.
Import of car parts was equal to 7.5 percent of the Islamic Republic’s overall imports in terms of value.
After car parts, passenger cars worth $1.839 billion (8 percent fall), corn fodder worth $1.643 billion (13 percent increase), modems and phones worth $1.363 billion (33 percent increase), rice worth $1.214 billion (76 percent increase), medicines worth $1.134 billion (10 percent increase) and soybean worth $943 million (4 percent fall) were among other main imported goods of the Islamic Republic in the 12-month period.
The average price for each ton of Iran's imported goods in the mentioned period was around $1,402, indicating a rise of 7.2 percent.
Iran imported 38.736 million tons of goods, worth $54.302 billion during the last fiscal year, which indicates 16 percent and 24 percent rise in terms of volume and value respectively compared to the preceding year.