Publishe Date: 7:10 PM - 12/3/2013 | Print

Iran's Non-Oil Exports Surpass $24bln in 8 Months

Economy - Iran exported over $24bln of non-oil commodities in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21- November 20) despite the US-engineered sanctions against the country.

According to the latest data released by the Iranian Customs Administration on Sunday, Iran exported $24.605bln of non-oil goods, including gas condensates, during the eight-month period, marking a 7.7 percent rise in weight compared to the corresponding period last year. The non-oil exports weighed 56.844mln tons.

Iran also imported $28.247bln worth of goods weighing 18.925mln tons in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, press tv reported.

The figures show a 30 percent decline in weight and a 22.7 percent fall in value in the import of non-oil commodities.

Iran exported iron ore valued at $909mln, methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, valued at $728mln and bitumen valued at $719mln during the eight-month period.

The three commodities were Iran's main export products, excluding gas condensates and petrochemical products.

Iran also exported $4.944bln of gas condensates, $6.405bln of petrochemical products, and 13.256bln of other goods in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year.

China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, India, and Afghanistan were the main importers of non-oil products from Iran. They imported goods from Iran valued at $4.252bln, $3.870bln, $2.318bln, $1.659bln, and $1.639bln respectively during the mentioned period.

Iran imported $1.610bln of rice, $1.057bln of soy meal, $751mln of wheat, $745mln of corn, and $634mln of vehicles in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, and these commodities were Iran's main import products.

The United Arab Emirates exported goods valued at $5.854bln to Iran during the eight-month period, making it the leading exporter of non-oil products to Iran. It was followed by China, India, South Korea, and Turkey, which exported goods valued at $5.539bln, $2.607bln, $2.389bln, and $2.307bln, respectively.


 

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