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Iran’s imports from U.S. rise 11%
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_04_mg1(35).jpgTEHRAN – Iran imported $18.6 million worth of goods from the U.S. in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, up 11 percent year on year, ISNA reported on Monday.
Iran imported some 4,000 tons of goods from the U.S. in the mentioned period, showing 125 rise year on year.
Iran’s exports to the U.S. amounted to 42 tons, worth $106,000.
Packed butter, pharmaceutical and food complementary products, alloy sheets, vegetable seeds, antibiotics, and medical equipment were the main imported goods, while carpets, saffron, and raisin were the main exported products. 
Iran’s non-oil trade valued at $11.7 billion in the Iranian months of Farvardin and Ordibehesht (March 21-May 21), Mehr News Agency reported citing the Iranian Customs Administration.
Main part of the goods was exported to China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, and India, valued at $1.124 billion, $893 million, $559 million, $422 million, and $392 million, respectively.
Iran’s non-oil trade with outside world hit $94.8 billion in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, Iranian Customs Administration Director Abbas Memarnejad said in April.
TPOI Deputy Director Kiyumars Fat’hollah Kermanshahi said in May 2012 that Iran’s annual imports and exports are projected to reach $77 billion and $83 billion, respectively, by March 2016.

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