Iran exports $1 billion and 94 million dollars to Africa

The Iran & Africa Business Club (IRCABC) announced that Iran’s trade with African countries was one billion and 170 million dollars from the beginning of the year to December 10th, and 93.5% of this amount of trade was the share of Iran’s exports to 44 African countries.

Seyyed Ruhollah Latifi, the spokesperson of the Iran and Africa Business Club, From the beginning of the year to the 10th of January, Iran and African countries exchanged two million and 290 thousand tons of goods worth one billion and 169 million dollars. In addition to exporting 2 million and 209 thousand tons of goods worth 1 billion 93 million 875 thousand and 996 dollars to 44 African countries, Iran imports 80 thousand 567 tons of goods worth 75 million 484 thousand 388 dollars from 22 African countries.

A total of 96.5 percent of Iran’s trade with the African continent is related to the export of Iranian non-oil goods, and 3.5 percent is related to the import of goods from Africa.

As for Iran’s export destinations in Africa, Latifi explained: South Africa purchased 281 million dollars with a 26 percent share, Mozambique purchased 189 million dollars with a 17 percent share, Ghana purchased 144 million dollars with a 13 percent share, Sudan purchased 141 million dollars with a 13 percent share, and Nigeria purchased 129 million dollars with a 12% share. During the period of January 1 to December 10, these first five destinations for Iran’s non-oil exports to Africa accounted for 75% of its weight and 80% of its value.

 He added: Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Togo, Chad, Somalia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Rwanda, Niger, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mali, Madagascar, Morocco, Libya, Comoros, Guatemala, Guinea, Gabon, Ethiopia, Egypt, Algeria, Djibouti, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Brunei, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso and Angola were other export destinations of Iranian goods to Africa during this period.

The spokesman of the Iran and Africa Business Club said about the African countries that sell goods: Tanzania sold 49,866 tons of goods worth 19,560,000 dollars (62% of the weight and 26% of the total value of imports), Kenya with 14 million and 795 thousand dollars, a 20% share of the total import, South Africa with 11 million 498 thousand dollars and a 15% share, Ghana with 6 million 560 thousand dollars and a 9% share, and Seychelles with 6 million 10 thousand dollars and an 8% share. The first five African countries were the sellers of Iranian goods during this period, which accounted for 81% of the weight and 78% of the value of goods imported from Africa.

He added: Central Africa, Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia are also among other African countries supplying goods to Iran in this were long

In the end, Latifi said: With the policy of multilateralism and attention to new markets, especially the countries of the region, Asia and Africa in the 13th government, and the Iranian private companies and the destination countries becoming more active, Iran’s business relations with African countries are rapidly growing.

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