Iran’s non-oil trade at $52 billion in 9 months

Iran’s non-oil foreign trade stood at 110 million tons worth $52 billion during the nine months ending Dec. 20.

27 December 2020
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Iran’s non-oil foreign trade stood at 110 million tons worth $52 billion during the nine months ending Dec. 20. 

According to Mehdi Mirashrafi, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, exports were at 85.2 million tons worth $25.1 billion and imports at 25 million tons worth $26.8 billion during the period. 

Compared with the corresponding period of last year (March 21-Dec. 21, 2019), exports registered a 17% and 20% decline in weight and value respectively, while imports show a 1% and 16% decline in weight and value year-on-year, he was quoted as saying by ILNA. 

Iran’s main export destinations over the period included China with 20.6 million tons worth $6.4 billion, Iraq with 20.8 million tons worth $5.9 billion, the UAE with 11.4 million tons worth $3.3 billion, Turkey with 5.4 million tons worth $1.8 billion and Afghanistan with 5.2 million tons worth $1.7 billion.

The main exporters to Iran were China with 2.6 million tons worth $7 billion, the UAE with 3.5 million tons worth $6.3 billion, Turkey with 3.5 million tons worth $3 billion, India with 1.8 million tons worth $1.6 billion and Germany with 911,000 tons of goods worth $1.3 billion.

Mirashrafi said a total of 5.2 million tons of cargo were transited across the country over the period, indicating a 10.9% decline YOY. 

 

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