Iran's non-oil foreign trade during the first month of the current fiscal year (March 21-April 20) stood at $4.87 billion.
Compared with statistics provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, foreign trade indicates a 13.5% decrease compared with the same month of last year.
The country recorded a non-oil trade surplus of $213 million for the month.
Overall, exports hit 8.52 million tons worth $2.54 billion during the month to April 20 to register a 7.66% increase in weight, but an 18.25% decline in value year-on-year.
Imports amounted to 2.08 million tons worth $2.33 billion, up 7.75% in weight, but down 7.65% in value over last year’s corresponding period, IRICA data show.