0118 GMT April 21, 2021
According to Rouhollah Latifi, in the said period a total of 30.8 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $34.3 billion were imported into the country, IRNA reported.
The shares of the basic goods from the country’s total imports in the said period were 69 percent and 31.5 percent in terms of weight and value, respectively.
The official added that over 15.5 million tons or 72 percent of the imported basic commodities have been paid for by subsidized foreign currency.
Corn was the top imported commodity during the said time span both in terms of weight and value, with 9.1 million tons worth $2.3 billion of imports.
It accounted for 42 percent and 21 percent of the total basic goods imports in terms of weight and value, respectively.
In addition to corn, medicines, medical equipment, and essential medical supplies with 13,560 tons worth $1.5 billion, oilseeds with two million tons worth $1.1 billion, edible oils with one million tons worth $895.9 million, soybean meal with 1.6 million tons worth $693.8 million, and barley with 1.7 million tons worth $422.1 million were the top commodity items imported into the country during the period under review.