Export Markets

Export Markets

According to customs statistics, "gas condensate" Iran had the highest share exported non-oil goods value, and exported about 7 bn USD (more than 17 mn tons) of gas condensate to the world, accounting for more than 15% of total export value in the year ended March 2018.

Subsequently, " liquefied natural gas (LNG) and," and "liquefied propane in 1,000 C/CM and more’ containers and more", with a 5.3% and 3.1% share are next grades.  Statistics show that oil products accounted for more than 31.6% (approximately 14.8 bn USD) of Iran export in the year ended March 2018.

The following table shows Iran’s 50 major export items, in the year ended March 2018. These items represented 70% of the Iran's total export value, amounted to 31.8 bn USD. It is worth noting that the first 10 export items accounted for nearly 40% of Iran total export value.

Table. The 50 major export items of Iran's non-oil products the year ended March 2018 

Value share (%)

 Value (mn USD

Weight (000 tons)

100 major export items

15.08

7,079

17,217

Gas condensate

5.32

2,495

13,273

Liquefied natural gas in 1000 C/CM containers and more

3.14

1,475

3,377

 

Propane liquids in 1,000 C/CM containers and more

2.83

1,327

3,188

Other light oils and products, except gasoline

2.51

1,178

4,045

Methanol (methyl alcohol)

2.19

1,026

862

 grade film

1.96

921

16,706

 

hematite iron ore with purity  more than 40% uncompressed

1.95

915

1,951

Liquefied butane in 1,000 C/CM containers and more

1.92

903

2,730

Semi-finished products of non-alloy steel or iron, with less than 25% carbon, not specified elsewhere

1.92

901

112

 

Pistachios with fresh or dried shell

1.6

753

915

اEthylene glycol (Ethan Diol)

1.6

751

3,549

 

Urea dissolved in water

1.48

695

1,444

Other gas oil and not specified liquefied hydrocarbons in 1,000 C/CM containers or more...

1.47

691

3,764

Bitumen

1.47

689

1,682

 

Non-alloy iron and steel, in primary forms (except ingot), not specified

1.42

666

1,208

 

Other cyclic hydrocarbons other than cyclanic, cyclonic or cycloterpenic, benzene, toluene, xylenes, styrene, ethylbenzene, cumene

1.42

665

590

Grade film

1.3

612

1,351

Other non-specified products with 70% weight or more, oil or mineral bitumen

0.98

459

468

Copper concentrate

0.94

442

1,445

ingot of non-alloy iron or steel, not specified elsewhere

0.78

365

5

Other flooring, except for Gabbeh carpet wool or anima soft hair

0.74

348

898

Semi-finished products of non-alloy iron or steel with a cross-section square or rectangular surface, the width of which is less than twice the thickness, with a 200 mm

0.74

345

318

Injection grade

0.72

336

131

Unwrought non-alloy zinc of 99.95 to 99.99% mass percent

0.7

329

273

 

Polyethylene film grade with a density of less than 94% except for powder type

0.7

328

715

Other Aromatic hydrocarbons mixtures distilled at 250 ° C in accordance with a 86.65ASTM D method.

0.67

316

189

 

Unwrought non-alloy aluminum

0.66

309

281

Body grade

0.6

281

246

Styrene

0.57

268

386

Non-circular unsaturated hydrocarbons, other than ethylene, propane, butane and isomers, buta

0.56

263

28

Non-velvet flooring, made of textile synthetic materials or artificially prepared

0.55

256

604

Apple ,fresh

0.53

249

160

Other poly chlorovinyl , not mixed with other materials other than suspension and emulsion

0.47

219

15

Fresh or dried pistachio nut

0.46

217

114

Unwrought Refined Lead

0.46

214

            -  

Saffron in bulk

0.43

202

930

Ammonia without water

0.43

202

6

steam turbines parts

0.42

197

186

Other poly ethylene

0.41

191

5,159

 

Other white Portland cement, except artificially painted

0.4

190

134

Tomato paste

0.4

190

64

Other plates, sheets, thin sheets of plastics, not specified elsewhere

0.4

189

144

Other polyethylene injection grade with a density of 94% or more, excluding powder

0.4

189

90

Buta 3.1 and Isoprene  not saturated

0.4

188

454

Mineral base oil

0.39

183

1,149

Others

0.39

182

173

Polyethylene film grade in non-powdered with of 94% weight or more

0.36

171

6,047

Non-powdered cement as clinker

0.35

166

633

Direct Reduced Iron , not specified elsewhere, and 99.94% pure iron, in mass, cube  etc…

0.35

165

57

Plastic housewares, not specified elsewhere

Source: IRICA

Export Destination

China was Iran’s largest export destination, worth more than 9 bn USD ,accounting for  19.3% total export value the year ended March 2018. Iran export value to China increased by 8.3%, in value but declined by 7.6% in terms of volume compared with the previous year.

 After China, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, the Republic of Korea and Turkey are respectively had the largest share of Iran's export value in the year ended March 2018. These five countries accounted for 65.3% of the total value of Iran's export.

The table below lists Iran’s 50 major export destinations. Iran's export value to the world grew by 6.6 % in the year ended March 2018, compared to the previous year.  Among first 50 export targets, some countries have had a more significant impact on Iran's export value the year ended March 2018. The biggest impact was the export increase to the Republic of Korea, which increased by 52% in the year ended March 2018 compared to the previous year, and this share resulted an increase of 3.4% from the growth of 6.6% of Iran's total export. Subsequently, I export to Turkey and China increased by 1.7% and 1.6%, respectively.

Table.  Iran's 50 main non-oil export targets the year ended March 2018

Value (mn USD)

Weight (000 tons)

Country

Rank

9,065

34,896

China

1

6,764

18,089

United Arab Emirates

2

6,425

13,092

Iraq

3

4,380

10,060

Republic of Korea

4

3,991

14,365

Turkey

5

2,792

5,916

Afghanistan

6

2,735

9,793

India

7

931

2,187

Pakistan

8

731

1,786

Thailand

9

645

1,982

Indonesia

10

573

1,266

Taiwan

11

521

1,747

Oman

12

425

982

Japan

13

423

765

Italy

14

418

882

Turkmenistan

15

379

80

Hong Kong

16

364

183

Vietnam

17

360

49

Germany

18

326

44

Syrian Arab Republic

19

324

711

Azerbaijan

20

294

540

Russian Federation

21

257

755

Egypt

22

249

1,705

Diameter

23

248

3,057

Costa

24

217

84

Tajikistan

25

206

787

Armenia

26

205

631

Malaysia

27

183

142

Spain

28

168

329

Kazakhstan

29

133

4

United States of America

30

127

331

Kenya

31

124

129

Belgium

32

98

82

Uzbekistan

33

92

1

Swiss

34

91

281

Georgia

35

89

13

Lebanon

36

85

169

Netherlands

37

83

212

Sudan

38

82

1,443

Bangladesh

39

67

11

Canada

40

62

183

Togo

41

61

60

Philippines

42

60

229

Myanmar

43

60

55

Romania

44

53

87

Jordan

45

48

18

England

46

47

49

Bulgaria

47

43

89

Singapore

48

42

77

France

49

40

75

South Africa

50

31,891

99,466

SUM

46,931

132,300

Total

Source: IRICA   





                                                                                                                             


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