Iran’s annual non-oil trade touches $95b
4/9/2013 10:08:09 AM
Non-oil exports stood at $41.5 billion, while imports amounted to $53.3 billion in the past year, he added.
According to official statistics, the figures were $43.7 billion and $61.7 billion, respectively, in the calendar year which ended in March 2012. 
In January, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) Director Hamid Safdel stated that the value of Iran’s non-oil exports in the current Iranian calendar year is predicted to reach $59.5 billion.
Exports of mineral, agricultural, industrial, and petrochemical products are seen to add up to $41 billion, the Mehr News Agency quoted Safdel as saying. The value of technical and engineering exports is estimated to be around $5.5 billion, he added.
Exports of other goods, including gas condensates, are envisaged to reach $13 billion, he noted.
Iran is currently in trade with 151 countries, he noted.
TPOI Deputy Director Kiyumars Fat’hollah Kermanshahi said in May 2012 that Iran’s annual imports and exports are projected to reach $77 billion and $83 billion, respectively, by March 2016.