The TCCIMA figures also indicated that China was the main target for Iranian goods during the said month with $1.14 billion worth of non-oil commodities, followed by Iraq, Turkey, the UAE, and India with $609 million, $550 million, $320 million, and $120 million worth of imports from Iran, respectively, ISNA reported.
The UAE topped the list of exporters to Iran with over $1 billion worth of commodities during the month to April 20, while China ($873 million), Turkey ($353 million), Germany ($129), and India ($110 million) stood at the second to fifth places.
Iran’s trade balance in the first Iranian calendar month reached a positive $558 million, while the total trade stood at $6.7 billion.
The country exported 10.5 million tons of commodities worth $3.6 billion in the month to April 20.
A spokesman for Iran’s Chamber of Industry, Mine, and Trade said on Wednesday that Iran’s non-oil exports to neighboring countries have risen seven percent in the first Iranian calendar month compared to the same period last year.
Seyyed Rouhollah Latifi said that over 10 million tons of goods worth $3.64 billion were exported, while nearly 1.83 million tons worth $1.87 billion were imported from 15 neighboring countries in the same period.
Latifi said that among Iran’s neighboring states, Iraq with the purchase of $609 million, Turkey with $550 million, the UAE with $320 million, Pakistan with $116 million, Afghanistan with $115 million, Oman with $89.4 million, and Russia with $60 million are the top seven export destinations of Iranian goods.