Dec 02 2012
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Iran's non-oil trade turnover hits USD65.4bn in 8 months
Over 51.8 million tons of goods, valued at around $28 billion, were exported, and 27.2 million tons of goods, worth nearly $37.4 billion, were imported during the eight-month period, the Fars News Agency quoted Memarnejad as saying on Saturday.
Iron ingots, wheat, and corn fodder were the main goods imported, and liquefied propane, urea, and cement were the main items exported.
In July, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Shamseddin Hosseini said Iran conducted economic transactions with 150 countries in the previous Iranian calendar year (March 2011-March 2012). And about 80 countries transited their products through Iran, he added.
Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year and imported about $61.8 billion worth of non-oil goods to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.
Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Deputy Director Kiyumars Fat'hollah Kermanshahi said in May that annual imports and exports are projected to reach $77 billion and $83 billion respectively by March 2016.
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