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Iran's Exports Increase by 6 Percent in 3 Months

Economy - Iran's oil and non-oil exports witnessed remarkable growth in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21).

Iran exported a sum of 10.444 million tons of both non-oil and oil products in the first three months of the current year showing a six percent growth as compared with the last year's corresponding period, Roads and Urbanization Official Faramarz Maddah said.

He noted that Afghanistan topped the country's importing Iranian goods.

Last month, a report by Iran's Customs Organization said Iran has exported approximately $8.154bln of non-oil commodities in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21- May 21).

Iran's non-oil trade in the first two months of the current Iranian year totaled $15.824bln, out of which $ 8.154bln were exported goods and the rest $7.688bln were imported items.

Iran's non-oil exports rose 27.22 and 29.18 percent respectively in terms of weight and value comparing to similar period last year.

Iran's non-oil trade rose 31.8 percent in the two months comparing to similar period last year.

Out of the whole non-oil exports, $3.30bln were gas condensations, $1.991bln were petrochemical products and $3.132bln were other goods.

In April, a customs office report said that Iran's trade balance with 83 world countries surpassed $92bln last year.

The report said Iran's imports of non-oil goods amounted to $50.818bln last year.

The share of gas condensates in Iran's non-oil exports hit $10.295bln in the same period, it added.

Iran also imported $3bln worth of cars which showed an increase in comparison to the year before. The country imported 78,785 cars last year, according to the report.


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