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Iran's Non-Oil Foreign Trade Down 7% to $35 Billion

Iran’s exports stood at 60.73 million tons worth $17.8 billion to register a 29.86% growth in weight, but a 9.14% decrease in value YOY. Imports hit 14.12 million tons worth $17.73 billion, indicating a decline of 0.11% in weight and 6.83% in value
Iran's Non-Oil Foreign Trade Down 7% to $35 BillionIran's Non-Oil Foreign Trade Down 7% to $35 Billion

Iran's overall non-oil foreign trade (except crude oil, mazut, kerosene and exports via suitcase trade) during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22) stood at $35.53 billion, the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration reported.
Compared with $38.2 billion registered in last year's corresponding period, the new trade data show a 7% decline. 
Overall, Iran’s exports stood at 60.73 million tons worth $17.8 billion during the period to register a 29.86% growth in weight but a 9.14% decrease in value compared with the same period of last year. 
Imports hit 14.12 million tons worth $17.73 billion during the same period, indicating a decline of 0.11% in weight and 6.83% in value year-on-year.
The above figures show the country recorded a non-oil trade surplus of $70 million. 
China, Iraq, Turkey, the UAE and Afghanistan were Iran’s main export destinations over the period. 

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