TEHRAN – The value of Iran’s non-oil exports reached $20.924 billion in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), up 21 percent from the same period last year, said the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.
According to Alireza Moghadasi, Iran exported 44 million tons of non-oil raw materials in the five months mentioned, 3.5% less than the figure in the same period of the previous year, IRNA reported. .
Meanwhile, some 14 million tons of goods worth $21.665 billion were imported into the country, indicating a 19 percent increase in value compared to the same period last year, it said. he declared.
The weight of imported goods fell 8.5 percent year-on-year, the official added.
In total, the Islamic Republic traded about 58 million tons of non-oil goods worth $42.589 billion with its trading partners in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year, up by about 23% in terms of value.
Iran’s main export destinations during this period were China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and India, according to Moghadasi.
Liquid propane, methanol, liquefied natural gas, polyethylene, iron and steel ingots were among the top items exported over the past five months.
The country’s top five import sources in those five months were the United Arab Emirates, China, Turkey, India and Russia.
As previously reported by Moghadasi, the value of Iran’s non-oil trade increased by 38% in the last Iranian calendar year 1400, compared to the previous year.
Moghadasi estimated the country’s non-oil trade at 162 million tonnes worth $100 billion last year.
He said Iran had exported 122 million tons of non-oil products worth $48 billion in the previous year, up $14 billion (41%) from the previous year’s figure. .
The country’s non-oil trade record in 1400 was reached when the toughest sanctions were imposed on Iran, but thanks to God and the efforts of entrepreneurs, producers and the cooperation of foreign trade-related organizations, a historical record has been reached in the past. unprecedented year in recent decades, the official stressed.