Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
Iran imported over 22 tons of gold ingots worth over $855 million in the first four months of the current calendar year (started march 20, 2010).
The amount shows 85,000 percent increase in terms of volume
and 81,000 percent rise in terms of value in comparison to the same period
previous year, ISNA News Agency reported.
The figure accounts for 4.64 percent of Iran's total value of imports during the mentioned period.
Turkey, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates were the main exporters of gold to Iran.
Iran imported $1 million worth of gold during the first four months of previous Iranian year.
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