Iran ECO’s 2nd Biggest Trader
Economy, Domestic Economy

Iran ECO’s 2nd Biggest Trader

Iran ranked second among the member states of Economic Cooperation Organization by registering $139.8 billion in foreign trade in 2015, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.  The total amount of foreign trade by ECO members stood at $845.24 billion last year with exports and imports accounting for $411.72 billion and $433.51 billion respectively.  Turkey and Afghanistan had the highest and lowest volume of foreign trade with $399.79 billion and $8.3 billion respectively. ECO is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member states. In 1992, ECO expanded to include seven new members, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


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