Iran-Indonesia Trade Dropped to $159 mln in 2013

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s commercial attaché in Indonesia said bilateral trade volume between Tehran and Jakarta decreased to $159 million in 2013 from $540 million in 2009.

Iran-Indonesia Trade Dropped to $159 mln in 2013

Seyed Reza Seyed Aqaei announced the figures on Sunday in the southern Iranian province of Kerman during a conference dubbed Strategies to Enter Indonesian Markets.

The Iranian commercial attaché added that Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Production (GDP) stands above $940 million.

Seyed Aqaei regretted that Iran is not among Indonesia’s major trade partners.

Back in June, Indonesian Ambassador to Tehran Dian Wirengjurit called for the promotion of cooperation with Iran, with a special focus on investing in infrastructure projects in Iran's Markazi Province.

Iran-Indonesia trade reached $1.132 billion in 2012, with Iran's share of exports to Indonesia standing at $597 million. Iran imported liquefied propane, urea, gas turbines, bitumen, lead, and tea to Indonesia, while imported paper, home appliances, coal, and drilling equipment.

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