News ID: 279973
Published: 0356 GMT January 26, 2021

Iran’s 10-month non-oil trade tops $58b: IRICA

Iran’s 10-month non-oil trade tops $58b: IRICA

Iran traded 122.8 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $58.7 billion in the 10 months to January 19, according to the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

Of the said figures for the 10-month period, 94.5 million tons worth over $28 billion were the share of exports, while over 28.2 million tons, valued at $30.6 billion, pertained to imported goods, said Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, according to IRNA.

According to the official, the exports of non-oil goods in this period decreased by 17.7 percent in weight, and 20 percent in value, compared to the same period last year.

Iran’s top five non-oil export destinations during this period were China, with $7.2 billion worth of exports, Iraq, with $6.3 billion, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with over $3.7 billion, Turkey with $2 billion, and Afghanistan with $1.9 billion.

The countries imported a total of 69.5 million tons of goods, worth $21.3 billion, from Iran in the said 10 months, accounting for 73.5 percent and 76 percent of the total exports in terms of weight and value, respectively.

Meanwhile, Iran’s top five sources of imports during this period were China, with $7.9 billion, the UAE, with $7.4 billion, Turkey, with $3.4 billion, India, with $1.8 billion, and Germany, with $1.4 billion worth of imports.

A sum of 5.8 million tons of commodities were also transported to other countries through Iran, 9.5 percent less than the figure for the same period in the previous year, Mir-Ashrafi stated.


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