TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s non-oil exports have witnessed an 18 percent increase during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21 – December 21, 2014), compared to the same period last year, an Iranian trade official announced.
The volume of the exported products during the mentioned period had 5% increase, he added.
Afkhami Rad said that China with 26%, Iraq with 18%, the United Arabic Emirates with 11%, Afghanistan with 7% and India with 6.3% were the main importers of the Iranian non-oil products, respectively.
Earlier last month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said non-oil exports will boost in 2015 as part of efforts to decrease the country’s dependence on oil revenues.
“We need to increase non-oil exports to make up for the decreases in oil revenues,” Rouhani said, describing the sliding crude prices as a new opportunity for Iran to reduce dependence on oil revenues.
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