Export to Oman up 67% in H1
TEHRAN- The value of Iranian exports to Oman increased by 67% in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), compared to the same period last year, according to the head of Iran- Oman Joint Chamber of Commerce.
Mohsen Zarrabi valued six-month Iranian exports to Oman at $ 277 million, and said the value of trade between the two countries also increased 49% to $ 547 million during the period. mentioned.
Iranian imports from the Sultanate amounted to $ 270 million, also registering a 32% growth in the first half of the year, he added.
As announced by the spokesperson for the Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRICA), the value of Iran’s non-oil trade with its 15 neighbors reached $ 22.588 billion in the first six months. of the current Iranian calendar year, to register an increase of 52%. from year to year,
The Islamic Republic traded more than 47.222 million tonnes of commodities with neighboring countries in the year mentioned, Ruhollah Latifi said on Sunday as quoted by IRIB.
According to the official, the volume of goods traded during the mentioned period also increased by 37% compared to the figure for the same six months of the previous year.
Iran has traded a total of 79.104 million tonnes of non-oil products worth $ 44.926 billion with its trading partners during the mentioned six months, he said.
Trade with neighboring countries during the first half of the year accounted for 60 percent and 50 percent of the country’s total non-oil trade during the said period, in terms of weight and value, respectively.
The country exported more than 36.087 million tonnes of non-oil goods worth more than $ 11.218 billion to neighboring countries during the reporting period, while importing more than 19.138 million tonnes of goods from a worth over $ 11.369 billion.
Iraq was Iran’s top export destination importing $ 3.840 billion worth of commodities from the Islamic Republic, while the lowest volume of exports was to Saudi Arabia with just 39 000 dollars, according to Latifi.
After Iraq, the main export destinations for Iranian products and goods were Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan and Pakistan.
On the other hand, the highest volume of Iranian imports from neighboring countries came from the United Arab Emirates with $ 7.305 billion, followed by Turkey, Russia, Iraq and Oman. .
Increasing non-oil exports to neighboring countries is one of the main plans that the Iranian government has pursued in recent years.
Iran shares land or sea borders with 15 countries, namely United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia.
According to IRICA, Iran currently exports non-oil commodities to 40 European countries, 21 Asian countries, 28 African countries and 12 American countries, while importing from 41 European countries, 31 Asian countries, 12 American countries and 11 countries Africans.