Iran exported 14.53 million tons of gas condensates and petrochemicals, worth $11.8 billion, from Pars Special Energy and Economic Zone (PSEEZ) in the southern province of Bushehr over the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, 2012, IRNA reported.
The exported goods included polyethylene, gas condensate, propane, butane, benzene, and paraxylene, IRNA quoted Ahmad Pour-Heidar, the managing director of the Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) Customs Office as saying.
During the same period, seven million tons of non- oil products, valued at $4.8 billion, were also exported, Pour-Heidar added.
China, Japan, the UAE, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan were the main markets for the exported goods.
In January, the Mehr News Agency quoted Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Director Hamid Safdel as saying that Iran is projected to export as much as $59.5 billion non-oil goods in the next Iranian calendar year.
Exports of mineral, agricultural, industrial, and petrochemical products are projected to hit $41 billion, he said, adding that $5.5 billion is seen to be earned from technical and engineering exports.
Exports of other goods, including gas condensates, are predicted to reach $13 billion, he noted.
Source: Tehran Times