|Iran registers positive balance of trade with 83 countries||
TEHRAN – Iran’s trade balance with 83 countries was positive in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, 2013, ISNA reported, citing data released by the Iranian Customs Administration.
The country traded [non-oil] goods with 171 countries in the 9-month period, according to the report.
Iran had the highest positive trade balance with Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, and Azerbaijan.
Iran conducted $62.507 billion in trade of non-oil goods with other countries during the mentioned 9-month period of time.
The country exported $29.241 billion worth of non-oil goods (including gas condensates) and imported $33.266 billion of non-oil goods.
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.
Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year and imported about $61.8 billion worth of non-oil goods to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.
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