Tehran (IP) - The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehdi Mirashrafi said that despite illegal US sanctions against Iran, goods were exported to 128 countries last year.

Iran PressIran News: The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mirashrafi said that Asian countries, followed by Europe and Africa, are Iran's trading partners, noting, “Iran's foreign trade with Asia is more than $ 57 billion, which means more than 68 percent of Iran's foreign trade.”

He further added that the value of the country's foreign trade in the Iranian year of 1398 (starting on March 21, 2019) amounted to 85 billion and 107 million dollars weighed 169 million and 302,000 tons.

“During the last Iranian year, Iran exported goods to a total of over 128 countries and imported from 112 countries. We export to 40 European countries, 21 Asian countries, 28 African countries and 12 American countries, as well as imports from 41 European countries, 31 Asian countries, 12 American countries, and 11 countries in Africa,” he added.

“The country's largest trading partners are the Asian continent, Europe and Africa, respectively, and Iran's foreign trade with Asia is more than $ 57 billion, or more than 68 percent of the country's foreign trade,” Mirashrafi added.

The official further explained that Iran's exports to Asia are more than $ 30 billion and Iran's imports from Asia are over $ 27 billion.

According to Mirashrafi, Iran's top three importers in Asia were China, United Arab Emirates and India respectively. In the Americas, most of the country's exports are to Brazil and then to Canada and Venezuela. Among European countries, Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan are Iran's main export destinations.

In an illegal decision in May 2018, US President Donald Trump withdrew his country out of JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and reinstated illegal inhuman sanctions against Iran. However, the introduction of some solutions in Iran has made the sanctions ineffective, and even increased Iran's exports of some items.


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