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Iran's economic growth rate rises to 8.03 percent in 2003

Tehran, May 21, IRNA-Iran's economic growth rate rose to 8.03 percent in 2003 from 5.56 percent in 1993, said the Economic Accounts Department at Iran's Statistics Center (ISC) on Saturday.

The ISC said Iran's per capita income has been following an upward trend since 1993, reaching rls 15.5 million (about $1900) in 2003 from rls 1.5 million (about $190) in 1993.

The ISC Public Relations Department said per capita income in fixed prices rose to rls 6.5 million in 2003 from rls 4.7 million in 2003.

The report said that mining sector (including the oil sector) has had a major share (17.7 percent), followed by the industry sector with 14.9 percent share; wholesale and retail sale as well as vehicle repair and goods with 12.3 percent share; business, profession and real estates with 11.5 percent share; the transportation and communications with 6.8 percent share in the GDP generation.

The ratio of exports to the GDP stood at 25.7 percent, said the report.

Compared to other provinces of the country, Tehran -- whose population accounts for 17.8 percent of the country's population -- had a 25.9 percent share in the GDP generation, followed by Khuzestan province with 14.3 percent, Khorasan with 6.1 percent, and Isfahan with 5.8 percent share.

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