Iran: Imports of Essential Goods Top $4.6 Billion (Mar-Sep 2018)

Over 9.13 million tons of essential goods worth $4.67 billion were imported into Iran during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), accounting for 56% and 21% of the total imports in terms of weight and value respectively.

According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, a total of 16.22 million tons of goods worth $22.18 billion were imported during the period. The figures show more than a 9% decline in weight and a 12% fall in value over last year’s similar period.

Corn, rice, oilseeds, pharmaceuticals, vegetable oils, red meat, soy meal, barley, fertilizers, sugar and wheat were the main essential goods imported in H1.