Iran’s non-oil exports up 20% in 2014 Q2

The file photo shows an Iranian cargo ship sailing in international waters.

Iran’s non-oil exports have increased nearly 20.5 percent in second quarter of 2014, the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) says.

According to the IRICA data, Iran’s non-oil exports reached USD 11.859 billion in the aforesaid three months, compared with USD 9.838 billion in the same period last year.

The country’s year-on-year imports also had a 35.6 percent growth in the past quarter, reaching USD 12.386 billion from USD 9.133 billion the same period last year.

Iran’s major exported items during the past quarter comprised liquefied propane, methanol and bitumen and the main export destinations, in descending order, were China, Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan and Turkey.

The country’s major imports in the past three months included wheat, vehicles with Internal combustion engines, rice and soy oil cake, which mainly came from the UAE, China, India, Turkey and South Korea.

By Press TV


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