Iran’s non-oil exports hit over $33B

Business Materials 2 January 2019 12:01 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 2

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Iran’s non-oil exports in the nine months of this Iranian year (started March 21, 2018) stood at 86.94 million tons worth $33.358 billion, showing a 5.4 percent growth compared to the same period last year, according to Iran’s Customs Administration (IRICA), Trend reports.

During the reporting period, Iran imported 23.871 million goods worth $32.620 million, showing a 13.27 percent decrease in terms of weight and 15.9 percent decrease in terms of value compared to the same period last year.

Accordingly, the surplus of foreign trade in the nine-month period was recorded at $738 million.

Gas condensate, natural gas, liquid propane, methanol, light oils and products except gasoline have been the main exported items.

Top exporters in this period were Iraq, China, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Turkey.

Iraq’s imports of Iranian goods in the nine-month period show a 48.7 percent increase in terms of value.

Meanwhile, China was the top exporter to Iran with exports worth $8.172 million, followed by the UAE, South Korea, Germany and Switzerland.