Iran’s annual non-oil trade up 38%
TEHRAN – The value of Iran’s non-oil trade has increased by 38% in the last Iranian calendar year 1400 (ending March 20), compared to the previous year, the head of the Administration announced Islamic Republic of Iran Customs (IRICA).
Alireza Moqadasi estimated the country’s non-oil trade at 162 million tonnes worth $100 billion last year.
He said Iran had exported 122 million tons of non-oil products worth $48 billion in the previous year, up $14 billion (41%) from the previous year’s figure. .
The country’s non-oil trade record in 1400 was reached when the toughest sanctions were imposed on Iran, but thanks to God and the efforts of entrepreneurs, producers and the cooperation of foreign trade-related organizations, a historic record was reached last year. which was unprecedented in recent decades, the official pointed out.
As the former head of IRICA announced, the value of Iran’s non-oil trade was $73 billion in the Iranian calendar year 1399.
Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi had estimated the weight of non-oil trade at 146.4 million tonnes, and said the figure shows an annual decline of 25 million tonnes, which was the result of sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic.
Iran’s non-oil exports were 112 million tons valued at $34.5 billion, and those of imports were 34.4 million tons worth $38.5 billion that year , according to Mir-Ashrafi.