|Iran’s non-oil trade tops $33.7b in 4 months||
TEHRAN – Iran’s total non-oil trade surpassed $33.7 billion in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, according to the Iran Customs Administration.
Iran exported $16.09 billion worth of non-oil products and imported $17.65 billion worth of non-oil products in the four-month period.
In comparison with the same period last year, the country’s non-oil exports and non-oil imports rose by 21.14 percent and 35.78 percent, respectively.
China, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates were the top three importers of Iranian non-oil goods. And the United Arab Emirates, China, and India were the leading exporters of non-oil goods to Iran.
Interest in Iran as a destination for business is growing ahead of the international talks, which are being held to resolve the deadlock over Iran’s nuclear program.
If the discussions between the six major powers and Iran progress smoothly, it is expected that the sanctions imposed on the country will be eased and commercial routes will be revived.
On June 12, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran 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.
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