Iran’s oil, non-oil revenues have to vie: minister

TEHRAN, Sept. 25 (MNA) – Iran’s export revenue has to be competitive with and even outpace oil revenue, said the economic affairs and finance minister here on Tuesday.

 

Davud Danesh-Ja’fari added, “We have to expand our non-oil exports to change oil-dependent economy.”

 

Referring to 50 percent rise in export, he said that Iran exported $16.3 billion worth of products in last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20, 2007).

 

He said that the country witnessed only 4 percent rise in imports last year, indicating proper conditions for exports.

 

Attending the introduction ceremony of Kurosh Parvizian, the new head of Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI), Danesh-Ja’fari added that the bank plays a key role in exports sector.

 

The official called for more cooperation of domestic producers and banks to boost non-oil exports.

 

Facilitating the executive process for exporters and focusing on price reduction for both exporters and producers are the strategies which will be performed in the EDBI, said Parvizian.

 

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