Islamic Iran’s 8-month exports to Asia up 28 percent

Iran exported more than 41.1 million tons of goods, worth over $19.3 billion, to Asian countries in the first eight months of the current calendar year (ended November 21), showing respectively 28 percent and 6 percent rise in terms of value and volume compared to the same period last year.

Exports to Europe, Africa, America and Oceania stood at $1.4 billion, $318 million, $224 million and $67 million respectively in the mentioned period of time, the ISNA news agency reported.

Iran exported over $28 billion worth of non-oil goods in the eight-month period, up 35 percent compared with the same period last year.

The country also imported some $40 billion worth of goods in the mentioned period of time, showing six percent fall year on year, the IRNA news agency reported.

Exports of technical and engineering services amounted to $2.9 billion in the eight-month period, the report added.

Previously, Trade Promotion Organization chief Hamid Safdel had said the value of non-oil exports is expected to hit $43 billion in the current year and $50.5 billion in the year after.

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