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10/31/11

Iran-EU trade hits 16.7 Billion Euros in Jan-August: Eurostat

Source: Tehran Times

Trade between Iran and the EU reached 16.7 billion Euros in the first eight months of 2011, the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) reported.

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines

Despite the U.S. and the EU sanctions, Iran's exports to the EU's 27 member states in the first eight months of 2011 declined 1.6% compared to the same period of the last year, reaching to 10 billion Euros, the report said.

EU's exports to Iran decreased around 11.4% in the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period the year before, reaching 6.7b Euros, Eurostat added.

The EU is the first trade partner of Iran, accounting for almost a third of its exports. Close to 90% of EU imports from Iran are energy related. Iran ranks as 6th supplier of energy products for the EU.

Trade between EU and Iran is subject to certain restrictions derived from the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on Iran.

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