TEHRAN, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Iran traded 4.49 million tons of non-oil commodities worth 2.66 billion U.S. dollars with Eastern European countries during the 11 months to February, Eghtesadonline news website reported on Saturday.
The figures registered a 31.77 percent rise in weight and 25.21 percent growth in value compared with the same period of the previous year.
During the period, Iran's exports stood at 2.38 million tons worth 1.13 billion dollars and its imports stood at 2.11 million tons worth 1.53 billion dollars.
Iran mainly exported liquefied natural gas, pistachios, bitumen, apples and tomatoes to Eastern Europe.
Major commodities imported into Iran from those countries included sunflower oilseeds, barley, sheep carcasses and radio navigation devices.
Russia's trade with Iran topped the list among Eastern European countries, with 2.23 million tons valued at 1.38 billion dollars.
Major Iranian commodities exported to Russia were kiwis, apples, tomatoes and pistachios. Russia mainly exported nuclear reactor parts, field corn, barley and sunflower oilseed to Iran.
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine were among other major trade partners of Iran in the Eastern Europe.