April 19, 2021

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Monthly non-oil trade stands at nearly $7.5b

TEHRAN- The value of Iran’s non-oil trade stood at $7.458 billion in the last month of the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), as announced by the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

Ruhollah Latifi put the monthly non-oil export at $3.328 billion and that of imports at $4.13 billion.

As announced by the head of IRICA, the value of Iran’s non-oil trade stood at $73 billion in the past year.

Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi also put the weight of non-oil trade at 146.4 million tons, and said that the figure shows a 25-million-ton annual decline, which is the result of sanctions and coronavirus pandemic.

Iran’s non-oil export was 112 million tons valued at $34.5 billion, and that of import was 34.4 million tons worth $38.5 billion in the past year, the official added.

Among the country’s non-oil export destinations, China was the first, with importing $8.9 billion worth of products, Iraq was the second with importing $7.3 billion, the United Arab Emirates the third with importing $4.6 billion, Turkey the fourth with importing $2.5 billion, and Afghanistan the fifth with importing $2.2 billion, Mir-Ashrafi announced, and named gasoline, natural gas, polyethylene, propane, and pistachio as Iran’s major exported products during the past year.

He further named Iran’s top sources of non-oil imports in the said time, as China with exporting $9.7 billion worth of products to the Islamic Republic, the UAE with $9.6 billion, Turkey with $4.3 billion, India with $2.1 billion, and Germany with $1.8 billion, respectively, and mentioned corn, cellphone, rice, oil meal and oil seeds, wheat, and raw oil as the major imported items.

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Original News : https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/459472/Monthly-non-oil-trade-stands-at-nearly-7-5b

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