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Iran is the 18th largest country in the world, with an area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi) and nearly 76.03 million populations. Its borders are Turkey and Iraq in west, Afghanistan and Pakistan in East, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through Caspian Sea in North and Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman in South through Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. 

Islamic Republic of Iran is regarded as one of the richest countries in hydrocarbure reserves, so that it ranks the second for gas reserve and its export as well as the second for exporting crude oil in the world. 

Iran capital market with more than half a century of experience still is and will be in pursuing cooperation of all market participants and elites to provide foreign and domestic investors with promising investing opportunities and familiarize them with Iran’s untapped and potent markets. 

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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 78.5 million people in 2014. Iran’s economy is characterized by a large hydrocarbon 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.


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Iran expanded 0.60 percent in the first quarter of 2015 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Iran averaged 4.52 percent from 1963 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 23.01 percent in the second quarter of 1992 and a record low of -12.54 percent in the fourth quarter of 1979. (Source: - Central Bank of Iran)

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Iran has a fairy diversified economy. Although the country is one of the world’s major oil producers, the oil sector accounts only for 23 percent of GDP. The largest contributor to the GDP is services (around 50 percent of total output). Within services, the most important are real estate and specialized and professional services (14 percent of GDP); trade, restaurants and hotels (12 percent of GDP) and public services (10 percent of GDP). Manufacturing and mining constitute 20 percent of GDP and agriculture 10 percent.