Non-oil exports up 13.3% in 7 months on year

October 30, 2018

TEHRAN- The value of Iran’s non-oil exports rose 13.3 percent during the seven-month period from the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21) to October 22, compared to the same period of time in the previous year, the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.

Foroud Asgari said 67.362 million tons of non-oil goods worth $27.229 billion were exported to the destination markets during the seven-month period of this year, IRNA reported.
The IRICA head put the country’s non-oil imports at 18.929 million tons valued at $26.303 billion in the mentioned time span, with 8.6 percent fall in weight and 11.7 percent decrease in value compared to the same period of time in the previous year.

Gas condensate, liquefied propane, low-density oils and their byproducts except for gasoline, methanol and polyethylene film grade were the major exported products and corn as livestock food, auto parts, rice and soy bean were the main imported goods during the seven-month period of this year, Asgari said.

IRICA has previously put the value of Iran’s non-oil exports at $46.931 billion in the past Iranian calendar year of 1396 (ended on March 20), with 6.56 percent growth from $44.42 billion in its preceding year.

Iran’s imports of the non-oil products during the past calendar year stood at $54.302 billion, indicating 24.31 percent increase from the figure of its preceding year.

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