TEHRAN (FNA)- The value of Iran’s foreign trade exchanges surpassed $45 billion during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2013), Iranian Customs Data said.
The value of non-oil goods, including gas condensates, exported from Iran in the past seven months hit $21.162 billion.
Also, Iran imported $24.56 billion worth of goods from the UAE, China, India, South Korea and Turkey in the said period.
Iran has trade transactions with over 105 world countries.
Earlier this year, former Iranian Economy Minister Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini said that Iran’s non-oil exports witnessed an eye-catching growth in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2012) despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by the West on Tehran.
“The value of the country’s non-oil goods exported last year hit $41.3 billion,” the Iranian economy minister said, addressing a conference on monetary policy of global economy.
He noted that the figure shows an increase as compared with last year due to growth in tourism sector and exports of agricultural and mineral products.
“The non-oil export deficit reduced to $12.3 billion last year from the previous figure of $18 billion,” Hosseini said.
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