$12.118bn goods exported to five Asian states from Jan-July

Tehran, Sept 17, IRNA – The value of Iranian exports to five Asian countries of China, Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan and India stood at $ 12.118 billion in the past seven months of 2013.

Iranian Customs Office said on Tuesday that in the period under study, 18.642 million tons of the goods, worth $3.577 billion, were destined to China, 9.569 million tons of the goods, worth $3.577 billion, to Iraq, and 2.868 million tons of the goods, worth $1.933 billion, to the UAE.

Afghanistan and India followed the list to which the exports were destined in the 7-month period. $1.572 billion and $1.336 billion of the goods were destined to Afghanistan and India respectively.

Major items exported in the period included methanol, worth $755 million, uncompressed iron-ore and concentrates, worth $725 million, and tar oil worth $655 million.
In the period, 17.653 billion goods were exported, showing an increase of 6.5 percent in weight and a fall of 12.4 percent in terms of value.



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