|Iran currently trading with 180 countries, Customs Administration says||
TEHRAN – Iran is currently trading with 180 countries, according to Iran’s Customs Administration.
Iran’s trade balance with 91 countries was positive in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, 2013.
Iran had the highest positive trade balance with Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, and Azerbaijan, according to the report.
Iran exports 56.84 million tons of non-oil goods, valued at $24.605 billion, in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, Iran’s Customs Administration reported on Sunday.
The country imported 18.92 million tons of non-oil goods, valued at $28.247 billion, in the 8-month period, ISNA reported.
Exports and imports fell in value by 12.7 percent and 22.7 percent respectively compared to the same period in the previous year.
Iron ore concentrate, urea, and Methanol were the main goods exported, and rice, soy meal, and wheat 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.
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