In recent years the level of Iranian imports has changed a lot. Some people argue that the strength of increasing dollar’s value, the rate of importing goods is decrementing. In this article we will take a look on numbers and evidence related to this issue.

Based on figures and statistics Iranian imports in 2018, was about US$41.2. considering the fact that Iran’s population is about 83 million people, the amounts of import for every person is almost $500.

Some primary iran’s suppliers are :

  • China (24.9%)
  • United Arab Emirates (13.8%)
  • India (6.4%)
  • Turkey (6.3%)
  • Germany (5.9%)
  • Switzerland (5.1%)
  • South Korea (5%)
  • Russia (3.3%)
  • Italy (2.8%)
  • United Kingdom (2.6%)

It has to be said though International sanctions helped to reduction of the Iranian’s imports amount. Regarding this, nearby to two-thirds (65.4%) of Iran’s total imports by value were purchased from Asian countries.

Iranian imports

Top 10 of Iranian imports

To give you more and accurate information let survey these data with more precision. For doing this we division imported goods to 4 categories:

Machinery Iranian imports

Most imported goods in this category are:

  • Temperature-change machines: US$742.5 million
  • Air or vacuum pumps: $613.7 million
  • Miscellaneous machinery: $457.4 million
  • Nuclear reactors, fuel elements: $386.1 million
  • Sort/screen/washing machinery: $317.5 million
  • Computers, optical readers: $314.9 million
  • Steam/vapor turbines: $306.1 million
  • Centrifuges, filters and purifiers: $223.2 million
  • Liquid pumps and elevators: $223 million
  • Dishwashing, clean/dry/fill machines: $214.7 million

Among these subcategories, nuclear reactors and fuel elements are dedicated the most shares to themselves.

Cereals Iranian imports

Most imported goods in this category are:

  • Corn: US$2.1 billion
  • Rice: $1.6 billion
  • Barley: $602.8 million
  • Buckwheat, millet, canary seed: $2.7 million
  • Oats: $572,000
  • Wheat: $253,000

Out of these subcategories, oats importing rate has increased vast.

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Electronics Iranian imports

Most imported goods in this category are:

  • Phone system devices including smartphones: US$770.2 million
  • Carbon electrodes/brushes, lamp or battery carbons: $654.9 million
  • Electric generating sets, converters: $334.3 million
  • TV/radio/radar device parts: $255.3 million
  • Electric motors, generators: $123.5 million
  • Solar power diodes/semi-conductors: $116.7 million
  • Electrical converters/power units: $99.9 million
  • Lower-voltage switches, fuses: $98.4 million
  • Filament/discharge lamps: $86.7 million
  • Electrical/optical circuit boards, panels: $80.9 million

The most growing in importing rate in this category is carbon electrodes and brushes for lamps or batteries.

Pharma Iranian imports

Most imported goods in this category are:

  • Medication mixes in dosage: US$1.1 billion
  • Blood fractions (including antisera): $374.4 million
  • Sutures, special pharmaceutical goods: $53 million
  • Packaged dressings: $16.5 million
  • Medication mixes not in dosage: $16.5 million
  • Dried organs, heparin: $1.8 million

The only subcategory has grew impressively is blood fractions.