Iran’s exports to EU up 4.6 pc in 8 months

Iran exported 578.69 million U.S. dollars' worth of commodities to the EU member states in the first eight months of 2020, up 4.6 percent year on year, Eghtesad Online news website reported Saturday, reports Xinhua.

The Netherlands imported 110.94 million dollars' worth of goods from Iran during the period in question, posting an increase of 714 percent from the same period of last year, Eghtesad said.

Iran's imports from the EU states, however, decreased during the first eight months.

According to the report, more than 2.86 billion dollars' worth of goods were imported from EU countries to Iran, marking a year-on-year decline of 15.63 percent.

Germany was the main exporter of commodities to Iran with more than 1 billion dollars of goods.

Iran's main exports to the EU were fruit and nuts, mineral fuels, mineral oils, bituminous substances and mineral waxes, crude, petroleum oils, plastics, coffee, tea, spices, turmeric, thyme, bay leaves, curry and organic chemicals.

Iran's imports mainly included nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, pharmaceutical products, cereals, medical or surgical instruments, wheat, human and animal blood products, vaccines, toxins, and cultures of microorganisms (excluding yeasts).