Jomhouri Islami Newspaper reported a rise, both in terms of value and weight, in the country’s non-oil exports in the first four months of the current year (starting March 21, 2014). The following is an excerpt of the report the daily ran on the issue:
Iran’s non-oil exports in the four months to July 23, 2014 registered a 21 percent growth in terms of value and a 13 percent increase in terms of weight over the corresponding period last year, bringing in some $16.1 billion in foreign revenues, the head of the Trade Development Organization said.
Valiollah Afkhami-Rad further said China, Iraq and the UAE topped the list of countries importing Iranian goods. […] “During this period, the value of each ton of export items increased 6.7 percent as compared with the similar period last year to stand at $376.”
He added during the 4-month period the country spent $17.6 billion on imports of 13.2 million tons of foreign-made products. […]
Afkhami-Rad went on to say over the past 10 months efforts to ease tensions in international relations have been the cornerstone of the policies adopted by the Trade Development Organization, because with sanctions in place the overall trend of foreign trend cannot be described as positive. […]