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Review of Iran's trade with Central Asia

en.trend.az
22 May 2013

Iran's exports to Central Asian countries increased during the country's first month of the new calendar started on March 2013, compared to the similar period last year (1391).

However Iran's Custom Administration's latest published statistics show export values in first moth of Iranian year decreased significantly compared to the previous month (February 20 to March 20).

Iran exported $84,544,979worth of non-oil goods to these countries during Mar 20-Apr 20, 2013, indicating a 9.2 per cent increase compared to the same period in the last solar year and a 57 per cent decrease compared to the previous month in the Iran calendar.

Iran's non-oil exports table to five Central Asia countries, based on USD:

Country

Mar 20-Apr 20

2013

Mar 20-Apr 20

2012

Feb 20 to Mar 20, 2013

last solar year (1391)

Two years ago

(1390)

Turkmenistan

54,246,605

46,900,047

82,372,549

749,114,979

532,502,290

Tajikistan

16,338,693

20,745,356

30,286,997

263,079,257

194,964,008

Kazakhstan

8,512,360

5,473,819

20,421,068

135,245,216

84,519,403

Uzbekistan

3,534,334

3,476,269

8,513,915

91,725,193

76,309,424

Kyrgyzstan

1,912,987

1,417,722

4,985,738

43,259,593

40,101,798

Total

84,544,979

78,013,213

146,580,267

1,282,424,238

928,396,923

The figures indicate around a 7.3 per cent increase in Iran's total non-oil exports to Central Asia during the last solar year, compared to the previous one.

Iran's non-oil imports table to five Central Asia countries, based on the USD:

Country

Mar 20-Apr 20

2013

Mar 20-Apr 20

2012

Feb 20 to Mar 20, 2013

last solar year (1391)

Two years ago

(1390)

Turkmenistan

12,459,428

2,483,620

14,925,334

110,952,913

136,358,158

Tajikistan*

4,778,497

-

3,491,948

35,045,883

-

Kazakhstan

1,386,406

22,659,574

11,208,101

186,479,922

135,723,231

Uzbekistan

4,778,497

12,442,647

9,571,120

169,027,267

137,873,799

Kyrgyzstan*

412,759

-

697,338

5,730,734

-

Total

23,815,587

 

39,893,841

507,236,719

 

Iran imported $23.8 million worth non-oil goods from Central Asia during the first month of the Iranian calendar year indicating a 56 per cent drop in value compared to average monthly imports from these countries during the last solar year.

Iran's imports from Central Asia decreased by 60 per cent in the first Iranian month compared to the previous one.

Iran has a gas deal with Turkmenistan as well. Iran imported about 4.5 bmc of gas from Turkmenistan during last solar year while this figure was about 12 bcm in the previous Iranian year.

Iran's total non-oil exports and imports during fist month of current solar year were respectively $2.497 and $2.037 billion. Total export and import statistics indicates respectively 11.1 percent and 38.99 percent decreases compared to same period in last solar year.

Iran exported $41.453 billion non-oil goods and imported $53,348 billion worth non-oil goods during last solar years.