Industry, mining sector exports hit $7.9b in 8 months

January 21, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN - Iran exported over $7.962 billion worth of industrial and mineral products between March 21, 2007 and November 21, 2007, the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Industries and Mines announced on Sunday.

This shows an 11.4 percent rise in terms of value and 9.5 percent growth in terms of weight compared to the figure for the same period in the preceding year, the report added.
Some 2.373 billion worth of minerals were exported during the eight-month period, accounting for 29.8 percent of the total.
Minerals and industrial goods accounted for 79.5 percent of Iran’s non-oil exports during the period.
The United Arab Emirates, Iraq, China, Japan, and India are Iran’s main target countries for industrial and mineral product exports