TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran managed to export close to $18 billion worth of goods and services in the first seven months of 2013, and had trade exchanges with 176 countries, the latest report by the country’s customs showed.
A report issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) shows that during the seven-month period, Iran had the highest trade surplus with Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt and Pakistan, respectively.
Based on the report, the total value of exports from Iran to the countries with which it had a positive balance of trade reached $8.112 billion in the first seven months of 2013.
However, Iran imported only $544 million worth of goods from those 92 countries.
According to the report, Iraq, with $3.577 billion, was the biggest importer of Iranian goods and services during the period. Afghanistan, in the second place, imported $1.572 billion worth of goods from Iran, while its exports to Iran only amounted to $2 million.
The overall value of Iranian exports in that period stood at $17.653 billion.
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