IRAN'S NON-OIL TRADE WITH SIX GULF COUNTRIES REACHES 13.84 BILLION USD
Last Updated: 2018-12-06
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TEHRAN, Iran, Dec 6 (NNN-IRNA) - Iran traded 27.4 million tonnes of non-oil commodities, worth 13.84 billion U.S. dollars, with six Gulf nations, during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (Mar 21-Oct 22), Eghtesadonline news website reported.

The six Gulf nations are Iraq, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The figures registered a 19.92 percent rise in weight, and 10.96 percent growth in value, compared with last year's corresponding period.

Iran's exports to the Gulf nations totalled 26.03 million tonnes, worth 10.69 billion U.S. dollars, during the period, and imports stood at 1.37 million tonnes, worth 3.15 billion U.S. dollars.

Iran mainly exported 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 and steel pipes, semi-finished iron and non-alloy steel products, flooring, and watermelons to the Gulf nations.

In exchange, major commodities imported into Iran from the six nations included, cellphones, butter, steam turbines parts, turbojet parts, frozen boneless cow parts, benzene and machinery.-- NNN-IRNA