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Exports rise 48% in 2006-07 period

May '07
According to the reports of the public relations office of IRICA, the weight of exportable goods during the mentioned period have been 33.1 million tons which increased as 48.2 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. The report indicates $48.7 million of the total exports was in the form of luggage trade and $443.4 million of it was performed through border markets.

Textile product exports reached $299 million with clothes earning more than $110 million.

Petrochemical goods allocated the highest share of total weight and value of non-oil exports to themselves. In other words, 42.2% of weight and 38.6% of value of non-oil exports allocated to petrochemical group, 21.2% and 32.2% to industrial group, 4.5% and 13.1% to agricultural group, 25.3% and 5.4% to mineral group and 0.1% and 3.3% to carpet and handicrafts.

10 main exportable items allocated 53.6% of value and 36.8% of weight of total non-oil exports during the previous Iranian calendar year (started from March 21 2006).

Asalouyeh special zone customs with 22.5% of value of exports acquired the first rank while Shahid Rajaie customs with 19.5 percent of value obtained the second rank.

Main importers of Iranian goods
During the mentioned 12 months, UAE with import of 5.2 million tons of Iranian goods worthy of $2.5 billion and China with $1.7 billion scored the first and second respectively.

Iraq, Japan, India, Singapore, Italy, Afghanistan, Germany and Netherlands were the other main importers of Iranian goods. 60.8 percent of total value of Iran's goods were exported to the above mentioned countries.

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