News ID: 235857
Published: 0403 GMT December 15, 2018

Non-oil exports to Persian Gulf states exceeded $6.5b in eight months

Non-oil exports to Persian Gulf states exceeded $6.5b in eight months

Iran's non-oil exports to the Persian Gulf littoral states exceeded $6.5 billion in the eight months from March 21- Nov. 21.

Figures released by Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration indicate that Iran's exports to Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait surpassed $6.5 billion during the period, indicating a 38-percent growth compared to the amount for the same time span last year, reported Mehr News Agency.

Last year, non-oil exports during the eight-month period to the same destinations stood at $4.701 billion.

The UAE, which was the top importer of Iranian goods among Persian Gulf nations, took in 11.06 million tons of goods from Iran worth $5.09 billion.

Other top destinations were Oman with 1.568 million tons of goods worth $584 million, Kuwait with 2.36 million tons worth $184.64 million, Qatar with 922,977 tons of commodities worth $180.6 million and Bahrain with 4,497 tons of goods worth $8.33 million.

Iran's non-oil trade with Persian Gulf littoral states reached $23.89 billion in the year to March 20, 2018.

The main export items to these states were gas condensate, liquefied natural gas, low density oil, hydrocarbon gases, hydrocarbons, copper cathode, tomatoes, iron and non-alloy steel ingot, household cleaning detergents, bitumen, ice cream, iron/steel pipes, semi-finished iron/non-alloy steel products, floorings and watermelon.

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