Trade between Iran and China during the first eight months of the current year rose to more than $24 billion, the East Asian country’s customs data showed.
Trade between the two countries in the first eight months of 2016 had stood at $19.5 billion, according to the data.
In the first eight months of 2016, China had imported $9.3 billion worth of goods from Iran.
The value of Chinese imports from the Islamic Republic increased by 30 percent in the same period this year, reaching $12.13 billion.
China remains Iran’s top trade partner.
The value of trade transactions between Tehran and Beijing stood at some $52 billion in 2014.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)