Iran has been recording trade surpluses since 1999 due to a rise in the shipments of oil and natural gas (82 percent of total exports). Yet, the UN Security Council sanctions, extended in June of 2012, will have a negative impact on Iran's foreign trade. Iran main imports are: non-electrical machinery; iron and steel and chemicals and related products. Iran´s main trading partner is China (21 percent of total exports and 17 percent of imports). Others include: South Korea, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. This page provides - Iran Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Iran Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.