• The 18h largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity (ppp)
• Consumption and the government plans billions of dollars worth of further investment to increase this share.
• The diversified economy and broad industrial base with over 40 industries directly involved in the Tehran stock Exchange is the industrial base in the MENA region.
• Resource-rich economy
• Labor-rich economy
• Young and educated population
• Large domestic market
• The Middle East market is a prime market opportunity for Iran’s non-oil exports
• An increasingly sophisticated infrastructure and human capital base providing the foundation for an emerging knowledge –based economy.