Iran posts trade surplus of $558m in month to late April

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) has posted a trade surplus of $558 million for the country in the calendar month to April 20.
IRICA figures published on Monday showed that Iran had exported $3.645 billion worth of goods and commodities in the month to late April, down 12.93 percent compared to the same period in 2022, according to Press TV.
That comes as imports into Iran reached $3.087 billion in the same calendar month, down by 13 percent year on year, showed the figures.
The customs data showed that Iranian overseas shipments had risen by 17.76 percent in terms of volume year on year in April to reach 10.471 million metric tons.

Main exports from Iran over the calendar month to late April included liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with $523 million worth of sales, followed by liquefied propane at $302 million and liquefied butane at $169 million, said IRICA, adding that Iran had exported $169 million worth of steel and iron products and some $167 million of methanol over the same period.
According to the report, the five main imports of Iran during the period were animal corn at $223 million, soybeans at $152 million, wholly milled Rice at $89 million, smart mobile phones at $71 million, and automobile parts at $62 million.
China was the largest buyer of Iranian export shipments in April with some $1.14 billion worth of purchases, followed by Iraq at $609 million, Türkiye at $550 million, United Arab Emirates at $320 million, and India at $120 million, showed IRICA figures.


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