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11/26/03

Iran's government revenues up 97.3 percent in 1st 3 months

Government revenues rose by 97.3 percent to more than rls 39.32 trillion in the first quarter of this year (started on March 21), according to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), IRNA reported from Tehran.

A CBI report, a copy of which was made available to IRNA on Tuesday, said tax revenues constituted less than one third or more than rls 10.814 trillion of the total, showing 26.4 percent increase compared to that in the same period the previous year.

It said that government had obtained the remaining rls 28.506 trillion from other sources, a figure which showed 444.7 percent growth compared to the corresponding period the previous year.

Government was expected to earn rls 204.508 trillion this year, including rls 74.780 trillion through taxes and rls 129.728 trillion through other resources, said the report.

Government expenditures surmounted to more than rls 66.074 trillion in the first quarter of the year, a figure showing 60.4 percent increase.

Non-oil exports fetched the country dlrs 1.158 billion in the first three months, indicating 20 percent increase. Meanwhile, imports cost the country dlrs 6.447 billion in the first three months, said the report.

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