Iran non-oil exports surpass $12.5bn

Iran non-oil exports surpass $12.5bn
Sat Aug 10, 2013 17:24:33

The Islamic Republic of Iran has exported over $12.5 billion of non-oil goods in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21) despite the US-engineered sanctions imposed on the country.

Iran exported $12.536 billion of non-oil commodities during the four-month period, marking an 11.5-percent rise in weight and a five-percent decline in value compared to the corresponding period last year, IRNA reported on Friday.

The export of industrial, mining and agricultural products, rugs and handicrafts rose by 3.5 percent in comparison with the same period a year earlier.

Iran also imported $12.909 billion worth of goods weighing 9.120 million tons in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year.

The figures show a 27.5-percent decline in weight and a 26.5-percent fall in value in the import of non-oil commodities.

Iran exported 3.29 million tons of gas condensate valued at $2.918 billion from the Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year, marking a 48-percent rise in weight compared to the corresponding period last year.

Director General of the PSEEZ Customs Department Ahmad Pourheidar said on July 31 that condensate export from the zone also rose by 80 percent in value during the four-month period.

He said gas condensate accounted for 55 percent of the weight and 61 percent of value of the entire commodities exported from the PSEEZ, adding that the main export destinations for the Iranian condensate were China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.


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