Iran Exports Over $2.8bln Worth of Non-Oil Commodities in 1 Month

Tehran , April 27 (QNA) -Iran’s non-oil exports in the first month of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2014-April 21, 2014) exceeded $2.824 billion.

During the said period, the country’s exports of non-oil commodities, including gas condensates, showed a 10.4 % rise compared to the corresponding period last year, (FNA) said in a report issued here on Sunday.

The report added that the main destinations of Iran’s exported goods were the UAE, China, India, Turkey and South Korea.

Earlier this month, Head of Iran’s Customs Administration Mehdi Karbasyan said the country is preparing for considerable growth in its non-oil exports.

“Non-oil exports will witness an eye-catching growth in the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2014),” Karbasyan, also an Iranian deputy economy minister, told reporters.

He noted that Iran exported $41.628 billion worth of non-oil goods, including gas condensates, last year (ended March 20, 2014) which showed 0.43% rise compared with the year before.

Last month, a customs office report said that Iran’s trade balance with 83 world countries surpassed $92 billion last year. The report said Iran’s imports of non-oil goods amounted to $50.818 billion last year.

The share of gas condensates in Iran’s non-oil exports hit $10.295 billion in the same period, it added.

Iran also imported $3 billion worth of cars which showed an increase in comparison to the year before. The country imported 78,785 cars last year, according to the report.(QNA)

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