Iran: Trade openness

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 Iran

Trade openness: exports plus imports as percent of GDP

 Latest value 54.91
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 41.61
 Min - Max 14.14 - 76.12
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 41.61 percent with a minimum of 14.14 percent in 1986 and a maximum of 76.12 percent in 1975. The latest value from 2022 is 54.91 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 146 countries is 101.05 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 - Trade openness - recent values

Historical chart
Iran - Trade openness - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Exports plus imports as percent of GDP.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 138.43 2021 percent
 Trade openness 54.91 2022 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 19.80 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 110.88 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 8.16 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 17.88 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 102.47 2022 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 3.44 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
 Net errors and omissions -1,355.00 2000 million USD
 External debt 2.55 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 25.08 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 62.06 1982 percent
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