TEHRAN – The value of trade between Iran and the European Union (EU)’s member states reached €2.313 billion in the first six months of 2023, according to the data released by the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat.
Based on the Eurostat data, the trade between the two sides fell 10 percent in the said six months in comparison to the previous year’s same period when the figure stood at €2.584 billion.
According to Eurostat, Germany accounted for one-third of the Iran-EU total trade in the first half of 2023. The total trade between Iran and Germany reached €695 million in this period, indicating a decrease of 25 percent compared to the same period last year.
As reported, the EU’s exports to Iran from January to June 2023 stood at €1.894 billion, registering a decrease of six percent compared to the same period of the previous year when the EU exports to Iran were reported to be €2.031 billion.
Among the members of the European Union, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands had the most exports to Iran in the first half of 2023.
The European Union’s imports from Iran also reached €419 million in the first six months of 2023 with a 24 percent decrease compared to the same period last year. EU imported €553 million of goods from Iran in January-June 2022.
As previously announced by Eurostat, the value of Iran’s export to the European Union’s member states rose 15 percent in 2022, as compared to the previous year.
The Eurostat’s data show that Iran exported commodities worth €1.055 billion to the union in 2022, while the figure was €922 million in 2021.
The EU’s export to Iran also rose seven percent to €4.183 billion from €3.931 billion.
According to the Eurostat, the total value of trade between Iran and the European Union reached €5.238 billion in January-December 2022, while the figure was €3.931 billion in 2021.
Among European countries, Germany was Iran’s top trading partner in 2022, accounting for about 35 percent of Iran’s trade with the European Union. Germany exported €1.582 billion worth of goods to Iran while importing €278 million worth of commodities from the Islamic Republic. The country’s total trade with Iran was 1.860 billion euros.
Italy was Iran’s second trading partner with the total trade between the two countries standing at €712 million. Italy exported €551 million worth of goods to Iran while the imports stood at €161 million.
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