TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran exchanged crude worth $1,924 million for gasoline imports in the first four months of the current Iranian year (started March 21). The figure registered a 132 percent hike against the sum earmarked in the nation's budget for the period.
Also, the oil incomes spent for gasoline imports during the first two months of the year hit around Rls.53,820 billion, the figures released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance indicate.
Although the $2.5-billion budget allocated to this year's gasoline imports has already been spent, the government has not yet forwarded to the Majlis (parliament) its bill on the gasoline imports. The bill calls for the lawmakers' approval of a sum of about three billion dollars.
Based on the same data, the government's crude oil sales hit Rls.53,160 billion during the same period.
According to a report by the Public Relations Dept. of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the increase in the weight of the exportable goods - in comparison with the similar period last year - was 52% with about 13.195 million tons at large.
From among the total non-oil export revenues, some $20.1 million has been attained through luggage trade and the rest, $155.1 million, was gained through border markets.
The non-oil exports during the first five months of the last year were worth $3.4988 billion.
During this period, the average price of each ton of exportable goods has been about $461 and 40 cents which shows a 6.14% increase in comparison with the last year.
Also in the same period, the petrochemical goods (with regards to weight) and the industrial goods (with regards to value) comprised the lion's share of the entire non-oil products.
Some 36.4% of the total value of the non-oil products belongs to the industrial sector, 35.8% belongs to the petrochemical sector, 10.7% belongs to the agricultural sector, 3.2% belongs to the carpets and handicrafts sector and 5.8% belongs to the mineral sector.
The four main exportable goods in this period have been gas liquids (propane and butane ...) with $1.4083 billion, ironware and steels with $556.6 million, pistachio with $313.3 million and copper bars with $175.7 million.
The other main exportable goods in the first five months of the current Iranian year are oil and grease 2.6%, hand-woven carpets 2.5%, stones and molybdenum concentrate 2.3%, copper products 2%, aluminums 1.8%, and plastic and melamine products 1.7%.
The main ten exportable goods comprise some 54.3% of the total value and 37% of the total volume of non-oil export rate.
The two Shahid Rajaei and Assaluyeh customs offices were respectively ranked first and second with regards to the amount of goods they have exported.
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