Overview: In 2019 Iran was the number 69 in total exports, the number 63 in total imports and the number 70 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
Exports: The top exports of Iran are Crude Petroleum ($12.3B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.63B), Acyclic Alcohols ($1.09B), Iron Ore ($1.06B), and Other Nuts ($630M), exporting mostly to China ($12.1B), India ($3.03B), South Korea ($1.89B), Turkey ($1.5B), and United Arab Emirates ($1.14B).
Imports: The top imports of Iran are Rice ($1.47B), Corn ($1.42B), Broadcasting Equipment ($1.38B), Soybean Meal ($853M), and Soybeans ($788M), importing mostly from China ($9.61B), United Arab Emirates ($7.08B), India ($3.86B), Turkey ($2.6B), and Brazil ($2.19B).
In 2019, Iran was the world's biggest importer of Rice ($1.47B)
Location: Iran borders Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan by land and Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates by sea.