Iranian Industrial Exports Up 31.6 percent
The value of industrial goods exported during the first five months of the current Iranian year, which started March 20th, reached approximately $447 million, up by 31.6 percent, Iran Daily reported Tuesday.
Citing an official report, the daily said industrial exports during the previous month (July 22-Aug. 21) hit $99.5 million, showing an increase of about 35.1 percent, in comparison with the corresponding year.
The report read: "during the same months, industrial exports increased in electrical industries, electronics, textiles, chemicals, non-ferrous minerals, food and pharmaceutical sectors, but export of ferrous industries declined. During the period, chemicals comprised 13.8 percent of industrial exports.”
The report further noted that export of cement, plaster, glass and construction stones increased in the first five months of the year, while that of china, ceramics and tiles slumped.
It concluded that "$10.4 million of handicrafts were exported, showing an increase of 73.1 percent, compared with the previous year." - Albawaba.com
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