The volume of Switzerland’s exports to Iran grew in 2017, the spokesman for the European country’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said.
“The positive trend for the export of goods – apart from precious metals – continued this year,” Fabian Maienfisch told the audience at the fourth Europe-Iran Forum external link, which is being held for two days in Zurich, Swissinfo.ch reported.
During the first seven months of 2017, Swiss exports to Iran grew by 24.7% to CHF249.9 million ($256.2 million), compared to the same period a year ago.
This follows a trade agreement external link between the two countries that came into force in mid-March; it had been frozen since 2005.
Last year total exports (excluding precious metals) to Iran grew by 11.1%, compared to 2015, to CHF496.1 million.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)