Iran-Russia non-oil trade up 81 pct in value from March to September

Xinhua — Iran and Russia traded 956,662 tons of non-oil commodities worth 751.38 million U.S. dollars during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 – Sept. 22), Eghtesad online news website reported Sunday.

The figures marked a 25.7 percent rise in weight and 81 percent growth in value compared with the corresponding period past year.

Iran’s exports to Russia stood at 212,606 tons worth 118.17 million dollars.

Iran mainly exported apples, fresh and frozen tomatoes, pistachio and kiwi to Russia during the six-month period.

Russia exported around 744,056 tons of goods worth more than 633.21 million dollars to Iran.

Iran’s imports mainly included nuclear reactor parts, field corn, radio navigation devices and sunflower and safflower oils.