Iran's Customs Administration reported on Wednesday that US$ 270.75 million of food stuffs were exported since the outset of the current Iranian year (started March 21). The figure is 46.5 percent higher than the same period last year, it added, according to Irna.
Chocolate, soft drinks, mineral waters, fruit juice and tomato paste boasted the highest share in the food stuff exports, the report added.
Major share of food stuffs were exported to Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan Republic and Russia, the report has indicated.
Iran's non-oil exports are expected to surpass US$8.5 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2006). The volume of goods exported in the current year shows a 24 percent rise compared to the previous year.
Some US$ 6 billion in non-oil commodities have been exported to different countries since the start of the current Iranian year.