Iran's exports to the African states in the six months from March 21-September 22 amounted to $397 million which indicates a 17-percent growth compared to the figure for the same period last year, said the director general of Trade Promotion Organization's office for Arab-African Affairs.
Economic prosperity can be brought to domestic market if Iran has a more effective management over its enormous capacities, such as the $382.79-million liquidity available in the country, and directs them towards production sector.
Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan accounted for almost 41 percent of the country's annual date exports in the past 10 years, an official said, adding that the output witnessed a decline last year due to a number of reasons including drought.
The United States cannot stop Iranian oil exports by imposing sanctions on Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Tuesday, warning that such restrictions would ensure that the market remains volatile.
Iran's handicrafts exports increased by 9.5 percent in the six months to September 22 compared to the figure for the same period last year, said the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran (ICHHTO).