Tuesday Dec 27, 201102:26 AM GMT
'62% of Iran exports go to Asia-Pacific'
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:8AM
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The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) has announced that about 62 percent of all Iranian exports are currently going to Asia-Pacific countries.


The director general of the Asia and Oceania Trade Office of TPOI said on Monday that nine of the first 12 export destinations of the Islamic Republic are located in the Asia-Pacific region.

Amir Talebi also stated that Iran and China have agreed to establish a joint commercial and industrial committee in the first half of 2012 and added that Iran also plans to establish joint committees with Malaysia, India, and Afghanistan in the near future.

In October 2010, he said that the country's exports to Southeast Asia increased by 132 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2011) compared to the figure for the first six months of the previous year.

Petrochemicals, aluminum, lead, carpets, pistachios, dates, saffron, raisins, marble stone, travertine, and bitumen are Iran's major exports to Southeast Asian countries.

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