0841 GMT December 03, 2020
According to Farzad Piltan, Iran exported about $12.5 billion worth of commodities to the countries in the said period, while importing about $9 billion, IRNA reported.
The mentioned trade partners include Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.
In terms of exports, Iraq was Iran’s top export destination with about $9 billion worth of goods exported to the country, followed by the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Bahrain.
As for the imports, the UAE ranks first with $8.7 billion worth of exports to Iran, followed by Oman, Iraq, and Jordan with $167 million, $131 million, and $21 million of imports, respectively.
According to the official, trade relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia were severed in the mentioned year; no direct trade between the two countries took place last year.
According to Iran’s trade data for the previous year, the UAE ranked second, after China, among Iran’s top trade partners and Iraq was the fourth while Oman was ranked 18th, Qatar 34th, Kuwait 39th, Syria 41st, and Lebanon 62nd, Jordan 63rd and Bahrain 88th.