TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Valiollah Afkhamirad announced that the country’s non-oil exports have witnessed an eye-catching growth in the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2014-September 22, 2014).
“Iran’s non-oil exports have seen a 20-percent rise in value in the first six months of the current year,” Afkhamirad told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.
He said that over $23.2bln worth of non-oil products (including gas condensates) were exported to foreign states during the above-mentioned period.
Noting that 5 countries are the main destinations of 70% of Iran’s total exports, Afkhamirad said China ranked first with $4.6 billion, followed by Iraq with $2.8 billion and the UAE with $1.9 billion worth of imports from Iran.
Earlier this month, Iranian Customs Administration’s latest monthly report said that over $15.519bln of Iran’s total $16.685bln worth of non-oil exports (excluding condensates) was sent to Asian countries during the first half of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), indicating an increase by 9 percent year on year.
The figure accounts for 93 percent of the country’s total non-oil exports, it added.
Iran exported some 36.162 million metric tons of non-oil goods to Asian countries during that period.
Meanwhile Iran’s exports to Europe registered a 61.35 percent increase in terms of volume and stood at 1.194 million metric tons during the period. Iran exported $760mln worth of goods to the European countries in the six months which indicates an increase by 33 percent in comparison with the 6-month period of last year.
European markets shared 4.56 percent of Tehran’s total non-oil exports’ value during the first half of the current fiscal year. Iran’s exports to Africa and America stood at $364mln and $28mln respectively.
Iran’s total non-oil exports (excluding gas condensates) to foreign countries surpassed $16.685bln during the 6-month period from March 21 to Sept. 22, which indicates an increase by 9.3 percent compared to the same months of the preceding year.
The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.