Petrochemicals, livestock corn stand at Iran’s top exports, imports list

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – The latest statistics of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) showed that petrochemicals and animal corn stood at the top list of Iranian import and export products in the first seven month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 – Oct. 21).

Given the above issue, petrochemicals and animal corns accounted for 31.42 and 8.38 percent of total exports and imports share respectively.

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Foroud Asgari made the above remarks and said, “Iran’s export of nonoil products in the same period exceeded $27 billion and hit $27.229 billion at large.”

In this period, total volume of Iran’s nonoil exports hit 76,362,000 tons, showing a significant 13.35 percent growth as compared to the same period of last year, he maintained.

In this regard, 18,929,000 tons of products, valued at $26.3030 billion, were imported into the country in the seven months of the current year (March 21 – Oct. 21), showing a considerable 8.68 and 11.7 percent decline in terms of weight and value respectively.

Gas condensates, valued at $2.718 billion, liquefied propane, valued at $1.224 billion and other light lubricants except gasoline, valued at $980 million, accounted for the major products exported from the country in the same period, Asgari emphasized.

IRICA President Asgari pointed out that animal corn, valued at $1.106 billion, Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) parts, valued at $1.09 billion, were of the main products imported into the country from March 21 to Oct. 21.

In conclusion, he referred to China as chief exporter of products to Iran in the same period, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Republic of Korea, India and Germany respectively.

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