Monday, August 02, 2004

Iran's Non-Oil Export To Hit 2 Billion Dollars For First Four Months Of The Year

Iran's Non-Oil Export To Hit 2 Billion Dollars For First Four Months Of The Year: "Iran's Non-Oil Export To Hit 2 Billion Dollars For First Four Months Of The Year
Tehran, Aug 2, IRNA -- Iran's non-oil export reached some 1.995 billion dollars in the first four months of current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2004), said the Persian-language daily 'Iran` on Monday.
The figure on export showed a 9.1 percent increase compared to the corresponding period the previous year.

According to Iran's Customs Administration, the value of Iran`s non-oil goods, excluding the carry-on-luggage and border market trade amounted to 1.864 billion dollars over the same period, registering a 7.9 percent boost compared to the figures for the same period the previous year.

Iran earned 12 million dollars out of carry-on-luggage trade and 118.9 million dollars out of border market exchanges over the same period.

Each ton of the exported non-oil commodities earned the country 377 dollars on the average during the four months which showed a 7.8 percent hike compared to that of the previous year.

Iran's export in industry and petrochemical sectors constituted 79.8 percent in weight and 68.7 percent in value of the country's total exports.

Pistachio and pistachio kernel with 178.8 million dollars, iron and steel with 166.9 million dollars, other petrochemical products with 159.8 million dollars, hand-woven carpet with 125.7 million dollars and propane and butane with 114.4 million dollars are among top commodities exported in the period.

Other exported goods included industrial goods with 70.4 million dollars, aluminum goods with 58.1 million dollars, light naphtha with 46.3 million dollars, other chemical products with 37.5 million dollars and various types of tar with 37.2 million dollars.

Meanwhile, some 9.269 million tons of various non-oil goods, valued at some 10.309 million dollars, have been imported to the country over the said time.

The imported goods indicated a 12 percent decrease in terms of weight and a 23.8 percent increase in terms of value compared to the corresponding period last year.

Plastic raw materials and chemical materials, road-building and agricultural machinery, vegetable oil, leather and chemical products are among other commodities imported to the country. "

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