Iran’s 10-month non-oil trade hits $71.2b

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) – Iran conducted $71.2 billion in trade of non-oil goods with other countries during the first ten months of the current calendar year which began on March 21, 2013, according to the latest report released by Iran’s Customs Administration.

The country exported $33.7 billion worth of non-oil goods (including gas condensates) and imported $37.5 billion of non-oil goods during the 10-month period.

Exports fell by 2.55 percent in value, but rose by 15.33 percent in weight compared to the same period in the previous year.

Iron ore concentrate, urea, and Methanol were the main goods exported, and rice, soy meal, and wheat were the main items imported.

China, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates were the three top importers of Iranian goods during the period. The three countries imported $5.905 billion, $4.790 billion, and $2.923 billion worth of Iranian goods, respectively.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates, China, and India were the leading exporters of goods to Iran. They exported $7.985 billion, $7.365 billion, and $3.298 billion worth of goods to Iran.

Previously, the Iranian Customs Administration reported that Iran’s trade balance with 83 countries was positive in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, 2013, ISNA reported, citing data released by the Iranian Customs Administration.

The country traded [non-oil] goods with 171 countries in the 9-month period, according to the report.

Iran had the highest positive trade balance with Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, and Azerbaijan.

Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year and imported about $61.8 billion worth of non-oil goods to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.

By Mehr News Agency


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