|Iran’s trade balance with 96 countries positive: report||
TEHRAN – Iran’s trade balance with 96 countries was positive in the first eight months of 2013, according to data released by the Iranian Customs Administration Office.
The country traded [non-oil] goods with 182 countries in the 8-month period, the Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday.
Iran had the highest positive trade balance with Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, and Azerbaijan, according to the report.
Earlier this month, the Customs Administration reported that Iran conducted $37.9 billion in trade of non-oil goods with other countries during the first six months of the current calendar year which began on March 21.
The country exported $17.97 billion worth of non-oil goods (including gas condensates) and imported $19.93 billion of non-oil goods during the 6-month period.
Exports and imports fell by 13.59 percent and 25.4 percent respectively compared to the same period in the previous year.
Methanol, iron ore concentrate, and bitumen were the main goods exported, and rice, wheat, soy meal, and corn fodder were the main items imported.
China, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates were the three top importers of Iranian goods during the period, while the United Arab Emirates, China, and India were the leading exporters of goods to Iran.
Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch and receive all of TT updates right in your feed reader