Iran Customs Administration report on ECO countries tradeFriday, Jan 13, 2017The foreign trade of ECO countries exceeded 845 billion dollars in 2015.
(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- According to Iran Customs Administration, the export volume of ECO countries reached $411.728 billion and their import volume was $433.519 billion. The total foreign trade was $845.247 billion.
Turkey with $399.794 billion has the largest amount of foreign trade among the ECO members. Turkey's exports and imports were $157.617 billion and $242.177 billion respectively.
Turkey's most important export products include textiles, cotton and fabrics, iron and steel products, machinery, and its main import goods are mineral fuels and oil, gas, machinery, chemicals, plastic products.
The Islamic Republic of Iran with a foreign trade of $139.8 billion stood second in the list of the ECO trade.
Iran's exports were as much as $88.8 billion while its imports were $51 billion. Oil, gas, petrochemicals, mineral substances, and foodstuffs were major export items while machinery, vehicles, animal products, chemical substances, beans, and auto spare parts were major imported items.
Kazakhstan was in the third place among the ECO member countries with a foreign trade volume of $119.451 billion.
The country's export volume was $78.238 billion and its import volume reached $41.213 billion.
Kazakhstan's main exports were oil, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, chemicals, grain, wool and meat while its main import items were machinery, industrial products, natural gas and mineral commodities.
Azerbaijan ranks fourth in the ECO trade with $37.592 billion. Its exports and imports were $28.260 billion and $9.332 billion respectively.
The country's main exports include oil products, cotton, fruits, nuts, aluminum stone and its most imports are wheat, flour, medicines, sugar and fish.
Pakistan's foreign trade volume was $72.350 billion, with $24.714 billion in exports and $47.636 billion in imports.
Pakistan's main exports were cotton, sugar, textiles, clothing and rice and main import items were industrial equipment, vehicles, iron ore, wheat, tea, fertilizer.
Turkmenistan ranks sixth in the ECO trade with $27.800 billion. The export volume was $17.500 billion and the import was $10.300 billion. Turkmen's main exports were natural gas, oil, cotton, petroleum products, and processed foods and the country's main import items were machinery, cereals, food and beverages, plastics and wheat.
Uzbekistan stood in the seventh rank with the amount of $27.200 billion. Uzbekistan's exports and imports were $13.300 billion and $13.900 billion respectively.
The country's major export commodities are cotton, gold, natural gas, fertilizers and silk and major import items include minerals and chemicals, grain, rubber, plastic and machinery.
Kyrgyzstan's foreign trade reached $7.382 billion, with $1.650 billion in exports and $5.732 billion in imports. The country's main export commodities were grain, precious metals, tobacco, cotton and aluminum scrap and its main imports were mineral products, natural gas, automobiles, textiles, fuel.
Tajikistan ranked ninth with an export volume of $1.78 billion and import volume of $4.500 billion. The country's major export items were nuts, carpets, wool, cotton, and animal skins, and the main import goods were petroleum products, food, sugar, wheat and flour.
Afghanistan stood in last place with an amount of $8.300 billion. The country's export volume was $571 million and import volume was $7.729 billion.
Afghanistan's main export commodities were nuts, carpets, wool, raw cotton, animal skins, precious stones and the most import goods were petroleum products, food, sugar, wheat and flour.