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Iranian minister predicts $68bn for non-oil exports this year

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Staff Writer | October 20, 2016
Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh
Export   A $10 billion growth

Minster of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said that the country's non-oil exports should reach 68 billion dollars to experience a $10 billion growth in the amount.

Nematzadeh made the remark addressing a ceremony held Thursday on the National Exports Day in the country with the presence of President Hassan Rouhani.

Iran's 6th five-year development plan (2016-2021) has forecast 15 percent growth in the exports of non-oil products, the minister said.

He further noted that the country has exported 28.5 billion dollars' worth of its non-oil products and services during the first half of the Iranian calendar year started on March 20, 2016.

'Exports should witness no obstacles on its way,' he stressed.

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