Market profile

Iran is a significant regional economy with a large population (78 million in 2014), GDP of around US$400 billion, and some of the world's largest oil and gas reserves.

The lifting of many of Australia’s autonomous sanctions on Iran in January 2016 offers new opportunities for Australian business. Austrade considers the following sectors offer early export prospects for Australia:

  • Agricultural products – especially wheat, barley and sheep meat
  • Mining and resources – equipment, technology and services
  • Healthcare and wellbeing
  • Water sustainability and management
  • Education and skills training.

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Facts

  • Imports from Iran A$95 million
  • Exports to Iran A$498 million
  • Capital Tehran
  • Official Language Farsi (Persian)
  • Area 1,648,000 sq km
  • Population 78 million

Country information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Iran and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Iran. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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