Iran's non-oil trade with CIS rises in 10 months

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-18 00:19:14|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TEHRAN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran traded 4.31 million tons of non-oil commodities worth 2.24 billion U.S. dollars with the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) during the 10-month period to Jan. 20, 2019, Eghtesad Online news website reported on Sunday.

The figures registered 47.31 percent and 27.97 percent increases in weight and value respectively compared with last year's corresponding period.

CIS include Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Moldova.

Iran's exports to CIS totaled 2.44 million tons worth 1.02 billion U.S. dollars during the period. Iran mainly exported liquefied natural gas, pistachios, apples, tomatoes, and Portland cement to CIS countries.

Iran's imports stood at 1.87 million tons worth 1.22 billion U.S. dollars. Major commodities imported into Iran from CIS nations included nuclear reactors' parts, barley, field corn, sunflower oilseed and sheep carcasses.

In terms of total trade value, Russia topped the list of CIS countries by trading 1.92 million tons worth 1.25 billion U.S. dollars with Iran.