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01/13/08

Iran's 9-month non-oil exports exceeded $16.5b

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Mehr News Agency) - Non-oil exports, if gas condensates included, have fetched Iran $16.561 million in the first nine months of the current year (started March 21), the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) reported in Tehran on Sunday.

The figure shows a 23.3 percent rise in terms of value in comparison to that of corresponding period in its previous year.

In terms of weight, the country exported 32.563 million tons of non-oil products in nine months, a 16.6 percent growth, IRICA said.

IRICA put the gas condensates exports in the period at $5.108 billion, indicating a 48.8 percent increase from 2006.

Of non-oil exports, if gas condensates excluded, $42.67 million was related to carry-on-luggage exports and $254.43 million was sent via border markets.

IRICA added Iran imported 28.882 million tons of products valued at $33.027 billion within the nine months, showing a 5.8 percent drop and an 8.9 percent rise in terms of weight and value respectively.

Iran to be world's second-largest molten raw iron producer in 2008

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran will stand second to leader China in the world in 2008 in terms of producing molten raw iron, according to the prediction.

The country finished 22nd in 2007 world rankings, witnessing a 1.32 percent growth when compared to the figure of 2006, some 2.04 million tons.

About raw steel, Iran's output reached 10 million tons in 2007, indicating a 2.16 percent rise from 2006, ranking 19th in the world.

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