News ID: 302485
Published: 0202 GMT April 25, 2021

Iran’s monthly non-oil exports fetch $2.96b: IRICA

Iran’s monthly non-oil exports fetch $2.96b: IRICA

Iran exported 8.3 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $2.96 billion in the first month of the current Iranian year (March 21-April 20), announced the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi said the country traded 10.34 million tons of non-oil goods worth $5.76 billion with its trade partners in the said month, iribnews.ir reported.

The country’s trade balance was positive, $174 million, in the said month, according to the official.

China, Iraq, the UAE, Turkey, and Afghanistan were the Islamic Republic’s top export destinations in the period under review.

According to the official, Iran also imported 2.04 million tons of goods worth $2.79 billion in the said month, which indicates an 18 percent decrease in terms of weight and a 47 percent increase in terms of value.

Mobile phones, sunflower oil, wheat, rice, and meal were the top imported items of the country during the period.

The UAE, China, Turkey, India, and Russia were Iran’s top five import sources during March 21-April 20.

The value of Iran’s non-oil trade stood at $73 billion in the past Iranian year (ended on March 20).

According to Mir-Ashrafi, Iran’s non-oil export was 112 million tons valued at $34.5 billion, while that of import was 34.4 million tons worth $38.5 billion in the past Iranian year, the official added.

Among the country’s non-oil export destinations, China was the first, importing $8.9 billion worth of products, Iraq was the second importing $7.3 billion, the United Arab Emirates the third importing $4.6 billion, Turkey the fourth importing $2.5 billion, and Afghanistan the fifth importing $2.2 billion.

Gasoline, natural gas, polyethylene, propane, and pistachio were Iran’s major exported products during the previous Iranian year.

Iran’s top sources of non-oil imports last year were China exporting $9.7 billion worth of products to the Islamic Republic, the UAE with $9.6 billion, Turkey with $4.3 billion, India with $2.1 billion, and Germany with $1.8 billion, respectively.

Corn, cell phone, rice, oil meal and oilseeds, wheat, and raw oil were the major imported items in the year to March 20.

   
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