Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Iran | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Iran World Exports Value (US$) 83 785 000 000.00 130 543 999 999.00 83 148 194 183.00 105 844 085 748.00 96 617 521 276.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 55.808 27.295 -8.717
Imports Value (US$) 54 697 235 524.00 68 319 000 000.00 42 702 117 908.00 51 612 276 867.00 41 236 168 450.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 24.903 20.865 -20.103

The value of merchandise exports from Iran totalled $ 96 billion in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Iran decreased by 8.71% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 9.22 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Iran amounted to $105 billion in 2017)

Iran's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Iran in 2018:

  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 43% (41 billion US$)
  • Other Europe, nes with a share of 11.3% (11 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 9.54% (9.21 billion US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 9.27% (8.96 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 6.15% (5.94 billion US$)
  • Afghanistan with a share of 3.02% (2.92 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.65% (2.56 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.45% (2.36 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.11% (2.04 billion US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 1.29% (1.24 billion US$)

Exports structure from Iran in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 68% (66 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 5.74% (5.55 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.24% (4.1 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 4.04% (3.9 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.77% (1.71 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1.17% (1.13 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 1.11% (1.07 billion US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 0.873% (843 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 0.812% (785 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.725% (700 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof

What did Iran export in 2018?

Iran's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 52% ($50 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 9.32% ($9.01 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.46% ($5.27 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.5% ($3.38 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 2.26% ($2.18 billion): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 1.57% ($1.52 billion): 7207 - Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel.
  • 0.889% ($859 million): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.
  • 0.888% ($858 million): 2713 - Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
  • 0.871% ($841 million): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
  • 0.869% ($839 million): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.

The value of merchandise imports to Iran totalled $ 41 billion in 2018. Overall commodity imports to Iran decreased by 20% compared to 2017. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 10.3 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Iran was equal to $51 billion in 2017)

Iran's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Iran in 2018:

  • China with a share of 24% (10.2 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 13.8% (5.7 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 6.42% (2.65 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 6.25% (2.58 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.94% (2.45 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 5.1% (2.1 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.97% (2.04 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 3.25% (1.34 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.77% (1.14 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.64% (1.09 billion US$)

Imports structure to Iran in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 18.6% (7.68 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10.5% (4.35 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 8.81% (3.63 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.62% (2.73 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 3.81% (1.57 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.71% (1.53 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.66% (1.51 billion US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 3.46% (1.42 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.36% (1.38 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 3.12% (1.29 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Iran import in 2018?

Iran's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 5.12% ($2.11 billion): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 3.94% ($1.62 billion): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.81% ($1.16 billion): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken.
  • 2.7% ($1.11 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.89% ($781 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.8% ($742 million): 8419 - Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting, distilling, rectifying, sterilising, pasteurising, steaming, drying, evaporating, vaporising, condensing or cooling, other than machinery or plant of a kind used for domestic purposes; instantaneous or storage water heaters, non-electri
  • 1.67% ($690 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.58% ($654 million): 8545 - Carbon electrodes, carbon brushes, lamp carbons, battery carbons and other articles of graphite or other carbon, with or without metal, of a kind used for electrical purposes.
  • 1.57% ($651 million): 2304 - Oil-cake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of soyabean oil.

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Iran | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018