By Umid Niayesh
Iran’s non-oil exports (including gas condensates) surpassed $8.154 billion during the 2-month period from March 21, which indicates an increase by 29.18 percent compared to the same months of the preceding year (Iran’s fiscal year starts on March 21).
Iran exported some 18 million tonnes of non-oil goods during that period which is 27.22 percent more compared the 2-month period of last year, Iranian Customs Administration reported on May 31.
Iran exported $3 billion worth of gas condensates during the period, meanwhile the country’s petrochemical exports stood at $1.991 billion.
Liquefied propane worth $375 million, methanol worth $253 million and liquefied butane worth $247 million also topped the list of Iran’s exported non-oil goods.
Iran also imported about $7.7 billion worth of goods during the period, which indicates a rise by 34.78 percent, compared to the 2-month period of the preceding year (21 March, 2013 to 21 May 2013.
China was the main target of Iran’s exported goods in the first two months of the current Iranian fiscal year. Some $1.49 billion worth of Iran’s exported none-oil goods went to China during the period.
Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan and India were other top importers of Iranian goods during the mentioned period. The countries imported $951 million, $575 million, $334 million and $300 million worth of Iranian goods, respectively.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates, China, India, Turkey and South Korea were the leading exporters of goods to Iran. They exported $2.226 billion, $1.613 billion, $693 million, $542 million and $459 million worth of goods to Iran during the period.