Mehdi Mirashrafi put the country’s total non-oil trade in the said period at $38.3 billion, with a total weight of 85 million tons, iribnews.ir reported.
He noted that during March 20-October 21, some 19.3 million tons of commodities worth $20 billion were imported into the country, of which 13.8 million tons were basic goods.
Iraq with $4.8 billion, China with $4.4 billion, the UAE with $2.2 billion, Turkey with $1.4 billion, and Afghanistan with $1.3 billion of imports from Iran were among the country’s top export destinations during this period.
Meanwhile, China with $5.1 billion, the UAE with $4.7 billion, Turkey with $2.2 billion, India with $1.2 billion, and Germany with $1 billion of exports to Iran were the top exporting nations to the Islamic Republic, according to Mirashrafi.
The value of Iran’s non-oil trade during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 20-September 21) amounted to $30.349 billion.
Based on the IRICA data, Iran imported $16.7 billion worth of goods, while exporting $13.5 billion in the mentioned period.
The weight of traded goods was estimated at about 62.842 million tons, of which over 46.318 million tons were related to exports and about 16.524 million tons were imported goods.