The top import origins of Iran are China ($17.8B), South Korea ($3.76B), Turkey ($3.62B), India ($3.13B) and Germany ($2.19B)
As you can see the the improvement is significant and therefore Iran is becoming more attractive for the foreign investors.
Top headlines of local industries statistics are:
Food Industry: Approximately over 330,000 people
are employed in this sector also with total value added of over $3.81
billion, Iran’s food industry accounts for 11% of all the value added
created by the industrial sector. Almost all raw materials for food
processing industries are domestically produced in Iran. A notable
example of how the government’s backing helped food exports is the
allocation of export subsidies to dairy products, which led to a
significant rise in their exports.
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Industry : Iran
is a large pharmaceutical market in regional terms having a large and
fast-growing population, Iran pharmaceutical market valued over 4.3
billion USD & there are over 50 pharmaceutical companies operating
Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industries: After
the nuclear deal with 5+1 countries, there are lots of opportunities for
investment and the government has prioritized the development of this
sector. a total of $5 billion new foreign investment will enter the
country’s petchem industry by participation only three European firms.
Consumer Electronics & Computer industries : Which
is defined as computing devices, mobile handsets and video audio and
gaming products and it has value of over $15B, also the Iran’s total
retail market will reach about US$167 billion, from US$95 billion in
2015 which is huge increase.
Telecommunications: There are 30.3 million
landline phones in Iran, about 77.5 million of active SIMs.This places
Iran ahead of Italy and the UK at 14th place in terms of mobile phones
in use at any given time.With more than 50,000 online shops active in
Tehran, shopping online has become trendy in all major cities & the
value of the goods purchased via Internet reached $16.2
billion. Considering the $1,471 billion share of e-commerce globally
there is room for improvement & also Iran is among the first five
countries which have had a growth rate of over 20% and the highest level
of development in telecommunication
Automotive Industry: Currently the Iranian
automobile import market is ranked on 75th place worldwide with value of
$3.4B, it is huge profitable market. For example Renault signs JV deal
worth $775.7m in Iran.
Last but not least, Iran government had guaranteed $12b
foreign investment in 2016 and Iranian officials say the country needs
to attract $50 billion in foreign direct investment annually.