ABOUT IRAN

Islamic Republic of Iran with an area of 1،648،196 sq.km and nearly 80 million populations has been located in South- West Asia. The country neighbors with Turkey and Iraq in west, Afghanistan and Pakistan in East, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in North and Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman in South through Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Therefore, Islamic Republic of Iran, as a strategic country, has got common borders with states of ESCWA in South and West, SAARC in East and CIS and Caucasus as well as UNECE in North. The country is regarded as one of the richest countries in hydro carbure reserves, so that it ranks the second for gas reserve and its export.

Country Prfile
• Region: Middle East & North Africa
• Income category: Upper middle income
• Population: 80,3 million 
• The world's 18th largest economy by purchasing power parity (PPP)
• The world`s 29th largest economy  by nominal gross domestic product

Iran Economic Outlook:
• Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region after Saudi Arabia, with an estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2014 of US $ 406.3 billion.
• It also has the second largest population of the region after Egypt, with an estimated 80 million people in 2015. 
• Iran’s economy is characterized by a large hydro-carbon sector, small scale agriculture and services sectors, and a noticeable state presence in manufacturing and financial services.  
• Iran ranks second in the world in natural gas reserves and fourth in proven crude oil reserves. 
• Iran major export products: petroleum products, agricultural products, hand-woven carpet and handicrafts,minerals, textiles and clothing, leather, food products, chemical products.
• Iran major import products: non-electrical machinery, iron and steel ,chemicals and related products, transport vehicles and electrical machinery, tools and appliances. 

Major Profitable Investment Areas:
1) Construction & Building Materials
2) Housing, Furniture, Home Textile, Housewares
3) Agriculture & Technologies 
4) Emergency Services, Transportation
5) Beauty and Skin Care, Cosmetics
6) Services to the Healthcare Industry
7) LED & Technologies
8) Telecoms and Media, Advertising