Agricultural exports up 4.3% in 10 months

February 19, 2017 - 18:20

TEHRAN- Iran exported $4.659 billion of agricultural products during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016-January 20, 2017), with 4.3 percent growth from the same period of time in the preceding year, according to an agricultural official.

Abdolmahdi Bakhshandeh, the deputy agriculture minister for planning and economic affairs, also put the weight of agricultural exports at 4.838 million tons in the mentioned time span, that shows 27.45 percent rise from the figure of the ten-month period in the previous year, Mehr news agency reported.

The official announced that agricultural exports account for 13.24 percent and 4.74 percent of the country’s non-oil exports worth and weight, respectively, during the first ten months of this year.

Iran’s non-oil exports during the first ten months of the current year reached $35.270 billion registering an 8.37 percent rise compared to the same period last year.

As for the volume, in the mentioned period the Islamic Republic has exported 102.43 million tons of non-oil commodities.

Gas condensate was the top commodity in the country’s non-oil export list with an export value of $6.26 billion, accounting for 17.08 percent of the total 10-month non-oil exports value.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) came in second followed by low-density oils, associated petroleum gas (APG) and hydrocarbon gas liquids and finally liquefied propane.

China, UAE, Iraq, Turkey and South Korea were the main importers of goods from Iran during the mentioned period.

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