Addressing a conference, in the Western city of Kermanshah titled trade and investment opportunities in Iraq, Trade Promotion Organization (TPO)'s Director for Trade with Iraq Majid Qorbanifaraz said, “A sum of $4.40787 billion worth in goods has been exported to Iraq (from Iran).”
He said that export of cement to Iraq ranks first compared with other commodities, adding that a total of 185 cars have also been exported to Iraq. Qorbanifaraz noted that tiles are the second most exported commodity to Iraq after cement.
Iran exported 51.2mln tons of non-oil goods, excluding liquefied gas, worth $19.7bln in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, November 20, 2013). The figure is marking 12 percent increase in terms of weight, a report said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Iran has imported over 28.2mln tons of commodities, worth $18.9bln, in the same period. The figure is indicating a 23-percent rise in terms of value compared to the corresponding period last year.
China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, India, and Afghanistan were the main importers of non-oil products from Iran. They imported goods from Iran valued at $4.252bln, $3.870bln, $2.318bln, $1.659bln, and $1.639bln respectively during the mentioned period.