IRICA said in a statement that exports from Iran reached a total of $48.8 billion between March 2022 and February this year, according to Press TV.
The statement said that export shipments had dropped by 1.16% in weight terms against the 11 months to late February 2022 to 111.3 million tons.
The figures do not cover Iran’s exports of crude oil, mazut and kerosene as well as goods and products carried by passengers.
Petrochemicals accounted for $21.7 billion or 44.49% of all Iranian exports between March last year and February this year, said IRICA, adding that Iran had exported some $6.8 billion worth liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) over the same period.
China was the largest customer of Iranian exports in the 11 months to late February with some $13.6 billion worth of purchases, followed by Iraq at $9.4 billion and Turkey at $6.9 billion.
On imports into Iran, IRICA said that the country had taken delivery of 33.6 million tons of goods worth $53.7 billion between March last year and February this year, adding that the figure was an increase of 15.28% in value terms compared with the same previous period.