Iran's Non-Oil Trade With CIS Up 28%

Iran traded 4.31 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $2.24 billion with the nine members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, namely Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Moldova, during the 10 months to Jan. 20.

This registers a 47.31% and 27.97% increase in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period, the latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show.

Iran’s exports totaled 2.43 million tons worth $1.01 billion during the period under review, indicating a 57% and 3.51% increase in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year.

Imports stood at 1.87 million tons worth $1.22 billion, up 36.35% and 59.13% in tonnage and value respectively YOY.