Iran’s Non-Oil Exports Rose 28% to $43.7 Billion Last Year

Iran’s exports excluding crude oil increased 28 percent from a year earlier to $43.7 billion in the Iranian year that ended March 19, Mehr reported, citing Abbas Mehmarnejad, head of Iran’s customs administration.

Iran imported $61.8 billion of goods in the period, a drop of 4 percent from the year before, Mehmarnejad said, according to the state-run news agency.

The country’s main non-oil exports are gas condensates, petrochemical products and engineering services. Other exports include carpets, handicrafts and agricultural goods such as nuts.

China, the United Arab Emirates, and Iraq were the main destinations for Iranian goods, according to Mehr. The U.A.E, China and South Korea were the main exporters to Iran.

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