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Iran's non-oil exports expected to reach 8 billion dollars for the year

The volume of Iran's exports of non-oil commodities and services will reach eight billion dollars by next March, said the head of Iran's Export Development Center Mojtaba Khosrowtaj in Mashhad on Sunday, IRNA reported.

Khosrowtaj said Iran's exports has approached 3.4 billion dollars from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21), adding that this indicated a growth of 22 percent compared to the same period the previous year.

He said Iran's exports over the period comprised industrial products at 65 percent, agricultural products at 20 percent and carpets at 10 percent.

The official said more than 50 percent of Iran's exports are exported to the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) and the rest to Central Asia, Persian Gulf states, as well as European and African countries.

Khosrowtaj also said the volume of imports from March stood at 22 billion dollars, adding that Iran's imports over a similar period last year was at 26 billion dollars.

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