The Islamic Republic of Iran has exported over $24 billion of non-oil commodities in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21) despite the US-engineered sanctions against the country.
According to the latest data released by the Iranian Customs Administration on Sunday, Iran exported $24.605 billion of non-oil goods, including gas condensates, during the eight-month period, marking a 7.7 percent rise in weight and a 12.7 percent decline in value compared to the corresponding period last year. The non-oil exports weighed 56.844 million tons.
Iran also imported $28.247 billion worth of goods weighing 18.925 million tons in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year.
The figures show a 30 percent decline in weight and a 22.7 percent fall in value in the import of non-oil commodities.
Iran exported iron ore valued at $909 million, methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, valued at $728 million and bitumen valued at $719 million during the eight-month period.
The three commodities were Iran’s main export products, excluding gas condensates and petrochemical products.
Iran also exported $4.944 billion of gas condensates, $6.405 billion of petrochemical products, and 13.256 billion of other goods in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year.
China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, India, and Afghanistan were the main importers of non-oil products from Iran. They imported goods from Iran valued at $4.252 billion, $3.870 billion, $2.318 billion, $1.659 billion, and $1.639 billion respectively during the mentioned period.
Iran imported $1.610 billion of rice, $1.057 billion of soy meal, $751 million of wheat, $745 million of corn, and $634 million of vehicles in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, and these commodities were Iran’s main import products.
The United Arab Emirates exported goods valued at $5.854 billion to Iran during the eight-month period, making it the leading exporter of non-oil products to Iran. It was followed by China, India, South Korea, and Turkey, which exported goods valued at $5.539 billion, $2.607 billion, $2.389 billion, and $2.307 billion, respectively.
By Press TV
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