TEHRAN – Iran’s total non-oil trade surpassed $24.2 billion in spring 2014, according to the Iran Customs Administration.
Iran exported $11.85 billion worth of non-oil products and imported $12.38 billion worth of non-oil products in spring 2014, which corresponds to the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21).
In comparison with the same period last year, the country’s non-oil exports and non-oil imports rose by 20.53 percent and 35.63 percent, respectively.
China, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates were the top three importers of Iranian non-oil goods. And the United Arab Emirates, China, and India were the leading exporters of non-oil goods to Iran.
Interest in Iran as a destination for business is growing ahead of the international talks, which are being held to resolve the deadlock over Iran’s nuclear program.
If the discussions between the six major powers and Iran progress smoothly, it is expected that the sanctions imposed on the country will be eased and commercial routes will be revived.