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Iran Hikes Non-Oil Exports by 33%.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's non-oil exports showed a 33.3% growth in value and amounted to over $4.5 billion in the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20 to May 20).

"Iran's exports, including liquid gas byproducts, in the first two months of the current Iranian year amounted to over $4.5 bln, showing a 30% growth in weight and 33.3% increase in value, compared to the same period last year," Iranian Custom's Director-General for Statistics and Information Technology Hossein Kakhaki told FNA.The official further pointed out that the country's imports showed a decline of 6.3% in weight, and 19.8% in value during the same period and reached nearly $8.4 bln.According to Kakhaki, the top 10 Iranian non-oil export products were hydrocarbons, liquid gases, liquid propane, polyethylene, liquid butane, pistachio nuts, ethylene, methanol, Portland cement, cucumbers and pickles.He added that the primary destinations of Iranian exports are China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, India and Afghanistan.The customs officials also noted that while the annual figures for Iran's export in the past year have not been finalized, the country realized $21.32 bln in non-oil exports which exceeded government target of $12.7 bln, reflecting a 165.9% surplus.

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