|Iran’s technical-engineering exports up 40% in 3 months||
TEHRAN - Iran exported over $490 million worth of technical and engineering services in spring 2014, a 40 percent rise compared to spring 2013, an official with the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) said on Tuesday.
Iran’s annual technical and engineering exports is projected to hit $7.6 billion in the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, the Shana News Agency quoted Sohrab Salimi as saying.
Spring corresponds to the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year.
The country exported $2.261 billion worth of technical and engineering services in the past Iranian calendar year.
The country’s annual technical and engineering exports value is projected to reach $10 billion in less than five years, the secretary of International Consultants and Contractors Association of Iran (ICCA) said on Monday.
On June 12, TPOI Director Valiollah Afkhami-Rad said Iran’s annual non-oil exports are projected to rise by 50 percent and hit $47 billion in the current Iranian calendar year.
Iran’s non-oil exports witnessed nearly half-a-percent growth while the country’s imports dropped around five percent in the previous Iranian calendar year, according to Press TV.
According to a report released by Iran’s Customs Administration on April 3, the value of Iran’s non-oil exports, including gas condensates, reached $41.628 billion, showing a total rise of 0.43 percent.
Meanwhile, the value of Iran’s imports reached $50.818 billion during the same period, showing a 4.92-percent fall compared to the year before it.
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