Iran Mineral Trade Surplus Rises to $3.5 Billion

Iran's trade surplus of mineral products increased notably to reach $3.5 billion at the end of the first half of the current fiscal year on Sept. 22, the latest official data show.

Iran exported about 30.07 million tons of mineral products worth $5.12 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), down 9.6% in tonnage and up 9.5% in value compared with last fiscal year's corresponding period.