Iran Trade Balance

1948 - 2021 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Iran's Trade Balance

  • Iran's Trade Balance recorded a surplus of 23.4 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a surplus of 8.2 USD bn in the previous year
  • Iran's Trade Balance data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1948 to Dec 2021, with an averaged value of 709.0 USD mn
  • The data reached an all-time high of 69.7 USD bn in Dec 2011 and a record low of -9.3 USD bn in Dec 1991
CEIC calculates annual Trade Balance from annual Total Exports and annual Total Imports. The International Monetary Fund provides Total Exports and Total Imports in USD.

Further information about Iran's Trade Balance

  • In the latest reports, Iran's Total Exports reached 72.3 USD bn in Dec 2021, an increase of 11.7% YoY (year-on-year)
  • Total Imports recorded 38.9 USD bn in Mar 2021, a decrease of 11.7% YoY (year-on-year)

View Iran's Trade Balance from 1948 to 2021 in the chart:

Iran Trade Balance

What was Iran's Trade Balance in 2021?

Iran's Trade Balance recorded a surplus of 23.4 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a surplus of 8.2 USD bn in the previous year See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
23,368.0 2021 8,159.0 2020 -9,266.0 1991 69,740.0 2011 USD mn yearly 1948 - 2021

Trade Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -385.9 Aug 2022 monthly Oct 1998 - Aug 2022
Algeria (USD mn) -274.8 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2020
Argentina (USD mn) -424.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Armenia (USD mn) -266.9 Jul 2022 monthly Nov 1995 - Jul 2022
Australia (USD mn) 7,652.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jul 1971 - Jul 2022
Austria (USD mn) -677.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 2,949.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Bahrain (USD mn) 4,904.0 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) -3,134.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Jun 2022
Belarus (USD mn) 550.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Belgium (USD mn) -5,609.3 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2022
Bolivia (USD mn) 60.8 Jul 2022 monthly Oct 1994 - Jul 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -470.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Botswana (USD mn) 159.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Brazil (USD mn) 4,106.7 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1959 - Aug 2022
Brunei (USD mn) 221.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Bulgaria (USD mn) -876.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) -1,286.3 May 2022 monthly Jun 2013 - May 2022
Canada (USD mn) 3,132.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jul 2022
Chile (USD mn) -989.6 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - Aug 2022
China (USD mn) 79,393.3 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2022
Colombia (USD mn) -976.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1958 - Jul 2022
Croatia (USD mn) -1,413.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) -954.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (USD mn) 47.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 328.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 2022
Ecuador (USD mn) 243.3 Jul 2022 monthly Mar 1992 - Jul 2022
Egypt (USD mn) -2,681.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Estonia (USD mn) -354.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2022
European Union (USD mn) -49,829.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2022
Finland (USD mn) -1,276.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Jul 2022
France (USD mn) -14,782.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Georgia (USD mn) -743.1 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Aug 2022
Germany (USD mn) 5,490.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Ghana (USD mn) 131.1 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Greece (USD mn) -3,046.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -3,510.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Hungary (USD mn) -1,203.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Iceland (USD mn) -168.4 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2022
India (USD mn) -27,980.0 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2022
Indonesia (USD mn) 5,757.0 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1967 - Aug 2022
Iran (USD mn) 23,368.0 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 4,022.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Jul 2022
Israel (USD mn) -3,356.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Italy (USD mn) -3,857.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 1,126.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2022
Japan (USD mn) -17,528.5 Aug 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - Aug 2022
Jordan (USD mn) -1,455.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 1972 - May 2022
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 2,800.8 Jul 2022 monthly Sep 1995 - Jul 2022
Kenya (USD mn) -1,260.5 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1992 - Jun 2022
South Korea (USD mn) -9,487.2 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) -441.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -386.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -403.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) -653.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) -813.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) -647.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -469.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
North Macedonia (USD mn) -272.0 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - Jul 2022
Malawi (USD mn) -173.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2022
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,393.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Malta (USD mn) -893.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1960 - Jul 2022
Mauritius (USD mn) -332.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jul 2022
Mexico (USD mn) -4,400.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2022
Moldova (USD mn) -422.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Jul 2022
Mongolia (USD mn) 454.3 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Aug 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) -276.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2022
Morocco (USD mn) -3,219.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Mozambique (USD mn) -49.1 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2011 - Jun 2022
Myanmar (USD mn) 25.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2022
Nepal (USD mn) -1,134.5 Jul 2022 monthly Aug 1974 - Jul 2022
Netherlands (USD mn) 6,883.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2022
New Zealand (USD mn) -676.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Nigeria (USD mn) 2,020.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Norway (USD mn) 20,359.7 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2022
Oman (USD mn) 1,895.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Mar 2022
Pakistan (USD mn) -3,588.7 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - Aug 2022
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -520.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2011 - Jun 2022
Panama (USD mn) -996.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - Jul 2022
Paraguay (USD mn) -201.7 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2022
Peru (USD mn) -149.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Philippines (USD mn) -5,927.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Poland (USD mn) -1,867.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Jul 2022
Portugal (USD mn) -2,558.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 9,551.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2022
Romania (USD mn) -3,376.5 Jul 2022 monthly Aug 1990 - Jul 2022
Russia (USD mn) 22,518.0 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2022
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 123,329.7 2021 yearly 1957 - 2021
Serbia (USD mn) -898.9 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Aug 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 2,713.5 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Aug 2022
Slovakia (USD mn) -27.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jul 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) -81.0 Jul 2022 monthly Nov 1991 - Jul 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 1,468.1 Jul 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jul 2022
Spain (USD mn) -5,200.1 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Dec 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -123.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2022
Sudan (USD mn) -286.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Sweden (USD mn) -202.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Switzerland (USD mn) 3,427.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.8 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -13,054.478 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2005 - Mar 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 38,295.238 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.9 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 8.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (IRR bn) 48,431,375.310 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (IRR bn) 118,430,357.100 2028 yearly 1997 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (IRR bn) 25,244,384.530 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Govt Revenues excl Special Rev: Tax: on Goods & Services: Value Added (IRR bn) 388,100.000 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.488 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 23,368.0 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 72,345.0 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 599,149.522 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 82,007.491 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 91,409.401 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 53,012.7 2022 yearly 1979 - 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 36.3 2022 yearly 1980 - 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 958,136.222 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 703,280.906 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.080 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 2016 - Jun 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1.927 Jun 2022 monthly May 2001 - Jun 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 838.376 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - Jun 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 626.573 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2022
Exports: Industrial Goods (IG) (USD mn) 33,233.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports (USD mn) 48,619.419 2022 yearly 1979 - 2022
Exports: IG: Plastic Materials and Their Products (USD mn) 5,639.000 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Exports: China (USD mn) 9,077.120 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 4,661.620 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 233.060 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Iraq (USD mn) 7,448.430 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Russia (USD mn) 504.580 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,455.590 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Foodstuffs and Live Animals (FA) (USD mn) 7,670.380 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Machinery and Transportation Vehicles (MT) (USD mn) 13,616.510 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Chemicals (USD mn) 6,212.880 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Mineral Products, Fuels, Industrial Oils and Grease (MP) (USD mn) 487.690 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Natural Gas (Cub m bn) 0.300 2021 yearly 1974 - 2021
Imports: Germany (USD mn) 1,851.170 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,070.260 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: China (USD mn) 9,843.010 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 4,400.090 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 9,757.790 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,224.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 164.500 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 9,142.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 0.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,966.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 9.784 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,147.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,969.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -3,998.700 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) 342.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,747.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) -599.300 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 996.600 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 3,235.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 654.500 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -817.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 7.1 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 281,428.571 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 1,250,033.333 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 37.4 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Jul 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 Aug 2022 monthly Mar 2008 - Aug 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 1,130,002.381 2021 yearly 1973 - 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 39.5 2021 yearly 1974 - 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 276,897.2 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2017
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.8 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1965 - Feb 2017
Total Loans (USD mn) 236,845.352 2016 yearly 1967 - 2016
Total Loans Growth (%) 23.00 2016 yearly 1968 - 2016
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 60.30 2016 yearly 1961 - 2016
Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 40,681,400.000 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: Monetary Base (IRR bn) 6,530,300.000 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 11,820,000.000 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022

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