Market profile

Iran is a significant regional economy with a large population (81.4 million in 2017), GDP of around US$432 billion, and some of the world's largest oil, gas and mineral reserves. Austrade considers the following sectors offer export prospects for Australia:

  • agricultural products
  • mining and resources
  • healthcare and wellbeing
  • water sustainability and management
  • education and skills training

Austrade advises Australian companies to conduct enhanced due diligence when dealing with Iran and seek legal advice on implications of re-established United States sanctions on Iran. Please contact Mounir Sankary, Trade Commissioner, if you require assistance in relation to Iran.

More information on doing business in Iran



  • Merchandise exports A$150 million
  • Services exports A$202 million
  • Capital Tehran
  • Official language Farsi (Persian)
  • Area 1,648,550 sq km
  • Population 82.4 million

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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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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