Iran’s non-oil exports to hit $59 bln

Iran’s non-oil exports will reach $59 billion in the current calendar year, which ends March 20, 2014, the Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Kioumars Fathollah Kermanshahi, said on Monday.

The announced figure is based on the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan, IRNA news agency was quoted Kermanshahi as saying.

He said that technical and engineering services will account for $18 billion of the mentioned amount.

According to the director of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Hamid Safdel, Iran’s total non-oil exports stood at $50 billion in the previous year.

Iran had non-oil trade with 196 countries in the mentioned period.

The country’s trade with 97 countries such as the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Switzerland, turkey, and China was negative in previous year, ISNA news agency reported on March 6.

Tehran’s trade balance was positive with 99 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan.

By Azer News


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