With more than 8 billion dollars annually... Iraq is the first importer from Iran
And the Iranian newspaper explained, in a report published in English and translated by Shafak News Agency, that the value of Iran's non-oil exports to neighboring countries increased by 22% during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22), compared to the previous period. Same from last year.
The report quoted a spokesman for the Iranian Customs Administration, Rohullah Latifi, as saying that Iran exported 20.711 million tons of non-oil products worth 8.871 billion dollars to its neighbors during the mentioned four months.
The Iranian official put the non-oil trade in four months with neighboring countries at 27.35 million tons, worth 16.871 billion dollars, noting that the volume of trade shows an increase of 18% on an annual basis.
On the other hand, the Iranian official indicated that Iran imported 6.323 million tons of non-oil goods worth 8.14 billion dollars from its neighbors during the first four months of this year, a growth rate of 13 percent on an annual basis.
He pointed out that the annual volume of non-oil exports to neighboring countries amounted to 75.445 million tons, worth $26.29 billion, an increase of 29% in value and 12% in weight.
According to the Iranian report, the main export destinations of Iranian non-oil goods annually are Iraq with $8.9 billion, then Turkey with $6.1 billion, then the UAE with $4.9 billion, which are countries followed by Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
In an annual aggregate, Iran imported 24.686 million tons of non-oil goods worth more than $25.846 billion in the previous year, with a growth in value of 60% and an increase in weight of 68% on an annual basis.
While the UAE came as the largest exporter to Iran in the mentioned period, as it exported $16.5 billion worth of goods to Iran, followed by Turkey, Russia, Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman.
While the report indicated that Iran’s main plan in the past years is to increase non-oil exports to neighboring countries, it pointed out that the Islamic Republic shares land or water borders with 15 countries, namely the UAE, Iraq, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan and Qatar Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia.
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