0648 GMT January 29, 2022
Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi said the figures indicate a 59 percent growth in terms of weight, as well as a 51 percent increase in terms of value, according to IRNA.
Iran exported 41.8 million tons of goods valued at $11.5 billion to neighboring countries during the seven-month period, the IRICA head said.
Iran exported 65.5 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $18.2 billion during March 20-October 21, he said.
The official 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 Mir-Ashrafi.