Rouhollah Latifi said that 16.1 million tons of commodities worth over $8 billion were traded from May 22-June 21, indicating a 35 percent growth in terms of weight, IRNA reported.
The official put the monthly non-oil export at 13 million tons valued at about $4.4billion, while the country imported over three million tons of commodities worth $3.7 billion.
As announced by the IRICA head, the value of Iran’s non-oil exports reached $10.7 billion in the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), up 69 percent compared to that of last year’s same period.
According to Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, Iran exported 30 million tons of non-oil commodities in the said three months, registering a 38 percent rise compared to the figure its preceding year’s.
Meanwhile, some 8.4 million tons of goods valued at $10.2 billion were also imported into the country in the said period to register a 34 percent rise in terms of value compared to the previous year’s.
In total, the Islamic Republic traded 38.4 million tons of non-oil goods worth $20.9 billion with its trade partners in the first quarter of the current Iranian year, up 25 percent and 50 percent in terms of weight and value, respectively, Mir-Ashrafi said.
According to the official, the country’s trade balance was $476 million positive in the said time span.