Italy major European customer of Iranian non-oil products in 9 months

January 14, 2017 - 21:7

TEHRAN- Importing 678,000 tons of non-oil goods at the value of $385 million, Italy was the major destination for Iranian non-oil products in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (ending December 20, 2016), according to Iran Customs Administration.

As IRNA reported, among the surveyed 40 European countries having trade with Iran in the said period, Italy was the major importer of Iranian products, excluding oil and suitcase trade.

Iran’s non-oil exports during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year reached $31.593 billion registering a 9.05 percent rise compared to the same period last year, IRNA reported in late December.

Based on the data released by the country’s customs administration at the time, some $28.970 billion worth of non-oil goods were exported from Iran during the last year’s first nine months.

According to the released data, Iran’s 9-month trade balance was positive with the value of exports exceeding that of imports by $55 million.

HJ/MA

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