Iran non-oil exports rising: CBI chief

Tasnim – Governor of the Central Bank of Iran said the country’s export of non-oil products has begun to grow as the coronavirus outbreak is easing.

Abdonnaser Hemmati said on Tuesday that the export of Iran’s non-oil goods is beginning to revive and rise as the outbreak of the coronavirus is tailing off.

He also noted that participants in a Tuesday meeting of the administration’s economic coordination headquarters made good decisions about plans to boost the non-oil exports and supply the currency for the imports in the current Iranian year.

The caretaker minister of Industry, Mine and Trade has prepared a report on the non-oil exports, which focuses on the neighboring countries as target destinations, Hemmati added.

He also noted that the CBI is considering diverse methods to repatriate the currency from the exports.

“A good opportunity is available for a surge in national production, preventing unnecessary imports, and promotion of non-oil exports,” the top banker underlined.

In January, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the national income has gone up thanks to a rise in the exports of non-oil goods.

In a new year message in March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed the need for a further surge in the national production with the participation of all organizations and sectors, saying, “Officials should act in a way that production will witness a surge, God willing, and that there will be a tangible change in the lives of the people.”