Minister: Iran to Remarkably Boost Non-Oil Exports in 6 Months
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Seyed Reza Fatemi Amin underlined that the country's non-oil exports could considerably rise within the next six months.
"Iran would dispatch more trade attaches to embassies abroad to boost exports to other countries," Fatemi Amin said.
He pointed out that Iran seeks to increase overseas shipments of metals and petrochemicals in the upcoming months to hit the target.
Figures by Iran’s customs office (IRICA) shows that Iran’s non-crude shipments reached a total of $17.661 billion in the five months to August 22.
Experts believe Iran will continue to experience surpluses in trade in the months to come as the country will rely on increased shipments of petrochemicals to customers in Asia.
Higher trade volumes have come despite restrictions imposed by the US on banking transactions involving Iranian traders.