0643 GMT September 26, 2022
Iran exported 20.71 million tons of commodities worth over $8.8 billion to its neighboring states during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22), announced the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Rouhollah Latifi put the weight of his country’s non-oil trade with 15 neighboring countries at 27 million tons, valued at $16.9 billion, during the four months to July 22, IRNA reported.
He added that the country’s imports from the said countries stood at 6.32 tons, worth $8.14 billion, over the four-month period, which shows an $871-million trade surplus for Iran.
Iraq with 6.9 million tons ($2.4 billion), the UAE with four million tons ($2.3 billion), Turkey with 3.4 million tons ($2.06 billion) and Afghanistan with 938,000 tons ($497 million) were the top four importers of Iranian non-oil goods during the four months, the IRICA official said.