Rouhani: Iran’s trade surplus positive for first time in 37 years

President Hassan Rouhani said here on Monday that Iran’s trade surplus for a period of 12 months starting March 21, 2015 turned positive for the first time in almost 37 years.

President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting attended by minister and several senior officials of Communications and Information Technology Ministry in Tehran.

He said the non-oil exports surpassed the oil exports during the last Iranian calendar year ending on March 20, 2016.

President Rouhani also put the amount of non-oil and oil exports last year at $42 billion and $41 billion respectively.

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