Iran: Terms of trade

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 Iran

Terms of trade, base year = 2000

 Latest value 138.43
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 102.80
 Min - Max 62.82 - 138.43
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Iran during that period was 102.8 percent with a minimum of 62.82 percent in 2002 and a maximum of 138.43 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 138.43 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 189 countries is 109.62 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Iran - Terms of trade - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iran - Terms of trade - historical chart - 2000-2021




The terms of trade for Iran are calculated as the value of its exports as percent of the value of its imports. An increase in the terms of trade means that the value of exports is increasing relative to the value of imports. The country can afford to buy more imports with the revenue from its exports. For example, an increase in the price of oil increases (improves) the terms of trade for the oil-exporting countries and lowers it for the other countries.
Definition: Net barter terms of trade index is calculated as the percentage ratio of the export unit value indexes to the import unit value indexes, measured relative to the base year 2015.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 138.43 2021 percent
 Trade openness 51.59 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.931 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 26.82 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 114.99 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 8.16 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 24.78 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 108.03 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 0.36 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 1.50 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.00 2000 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 4.40 2023 percent
 Current account, in dollars 12.48 2000 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 2.03 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 12.22 2000 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 7.69 1982 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.54 2004 percent
 Remittances 1,032.00 2004 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -1,355.00 2000 million USD
 External debt 2.41 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 25.08 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 62.06 1982 percent
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