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UN: Iran's income per head at 2,300 dollars in 2004

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA-Iran with a per capita gross national income (GNI) of dlrs 2,300 is among the countries with Medium/Low national incomes in 2004, the UN Information Office in Tehran reported on Saturday.

The UN categorized nations into four income groups. Among Iran's neighbors, Turkey with a per capita gross national income of dlrs 3,750 stands in the Medium/High income category in 2004.

Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan are in the same category as Iran, and Pakistan is ranked among the category of nations with the lowest income per head.

Persian Gulf littoral states were among the high per capital gross tional income groups, Russian Federation stand in the Medium/high income category and Kazakhstan is the Medium/low category, the UN report added.

Iran's gross domestic product (GDP) for the Iranian year of 1382 (ended March 19, 2004) rose by 6.7 percent compared to the previous year reaching rls 379,09 billion calculated at 1376 prices.

Iran's economic growth rate rose to 8.03 percent in 2003 from 5.56 percent in 1993, said Iran's Statistics Center (ISC) last month.

Iran's per capita income has been following an upward trend since 1993, reaching rls 15.5 million in 2003 from rls 1.5 million 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.

Also, 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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