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Iran ups non-oil exports to Indonesia 42 percent

Staff Writer | October 29, 2018
Iran considerably increased the value of its non-oil exports to Indonesia in the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-September 22).
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Asia   Iran exported non-oil goods worth $328 million
"Iran exported non-oil goods worth $328 million during the said period showing a 42 percent rise as compared with the previous year's corresponding period," Iran’s Commercial Attache to Indonesia Anvar Kamari.

He said the non-oil exports to Indonesia showed 20 percent in the same period.

"Plastic, chemical, petroleum, steel, and food products are among main Iran’s non-oil exports to Indonesia," Kamari added.

He reiterated imports from Indonesia mainly include wood and paper pulp, inorganic chemicals, wood and wood products, food and beverage, and home appliances.

In a relevant development in March, Jakarta's ambassador to Tehran expressed optimism about expansion of oil and gas ties between Iran and Indonesia.

Octavino Alimudin said: "Since 2016, Indonesia has resumed its oil and gas cooperation with Iran by importing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the National Iranian Oil Company."

He also expressed his country's readiness to invest in Iran's oil industry, expressing optimism that Indonesia's Pertamina will be awarded a production contract in Iran.

Addressing one of the panels of the 2nd International Congress and Exhibition of Oil Exploration and Production and the 5th International Congress and Exhibition of Iran's Drilling Industry here in Tehran on Saturday, the Indonesian Ambassador to Tehran added that such conferences are a great opportunity for Indonesian oil industry activists to better understand the processes in the Iranian oil industry.