Exports increased 3.1 percent year-on-year to USD 13.290 billion, with sales to the European Union rising by 10.7 percent. Imports shrank 11.9 percent to USD 16.911 billion. The main partner country for exports was Germany (USD 1.320 billion), followed by UK (USD 986 million), Iraq (USD 870 million) and Italy (USD 707 million). The top country for imports was China ( USD 2.27 billion), Germany (USD 1.820 billion), Russia (USD 1.517 billion) and Italy (USD 0.925 billion).
In October 2015, exports coverage of imports was 78.6 percent, higher than 67.2 percent in October 2014.