Reasons to Invest in Iran


Reasons to Invest in Iran

Strategic Location
At the heart of Regional Market

Among 20 largest Economies
Abundant Mineral Resources
Energy Security
Low Effective Rate of Taxation
Developed Infrastructure

Enlightened Labor Force
Untapped Tourism Potential

 

Strategic Location
Straddling the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, Iran Connects Central Asia to the open seas and West Asia to the Middle East, offering a unique and valuable geographic location.
17m barrels of crude per day through the Straits of Hormuz equals 30% of global requirements.

At the heart of Regional Market
Iran has land sea borders with 15 countries, offering easy access to a combined market of over 530 million whose demographics and increasing purchasing power offer a growing market at a time of stagnation in the world economy.

Among 20 largest Economies
With a total GDP of about USD 1.2 trillion (PPP basis, current international $), Iran is among the world’s 20 largest economies and has plentiful opportunities to climb further, benefiting from demographic advantages, substantial natural resources and unused potentials.
9% Agriculture – 45% Services – 46% Industry and Mining

Abundant Mineral Resources
The country is also exceedingly rich in mineral resources, which are worth an estimated USD 27.3 trillion dollars. Iran is the MENA region’s leading country in reserves and production of critical base metals including iron ore, zinc, steel, copper and lead.
68 types of minerals and metal – 31 billion tones known reserves & 57billion tones potential reserves

Energy Security
Iran with close to 1/5 of total global proved gas reserves as the leading country and ranked 4th in proved crude oil reserves is one of the most sustainable resources of supplying hydrocarbon fuels in the world. An extensive national pipeline network to deliver fuel, together with 74.000 MW of installed electrical generation capacity ensure energy security.
14th  largest electricity producer

Low Effective Rate of Taxation
Iranian companies enjoy a flat 25% corporate tax rate and shareholders are not liable to any tax on dividends, while exports are exempt from any taxation and under certain circumstances tax holidays of up to 156 years can be obtained.
15 years tax holidays

Developed Infrastructure
Through substantial investments, Iran has developed its ports, rail and road networks and air transport systems, creating the perfect foundation for economic development and prosperity.
103 Airports – 13.000 Km Railroads

Enlightened Labor Force
with around 26 million economically active population, 7 million of which are highly educated, Iran possesses some of the best young and well-educated labor force among the developing countries.
62m population aged 15 and above – 3.7m students – around 11% unemployment rate

Untapped Tourism Potential
Ancient history, the heritage of some of the world’s greatest empires, exquisite arts and crafts, rich cultural heritage refined and varied cuisine, diverse climate and breath- taking natural wonders provide the perfect platform for Iran to tap into the fast growing and lucrative global tourism market.