Nima is an online platform affiliated to the Central
Bank of Iran where exporters sell their overseas currency income and companies
buy it for importing goods, machinery, equipment and raw materials.
The Minister of Petroleum said: "Export of petrochemical products
and the resulting currency is considered as one of the main ways to provide the
currency needed by the country, and last [calendar] year a total of $12.5
billion of foreign exchange from the export of petrochemical products was
offered in the Nima system."
According to IRNA, Mr. Owji said that crude oil exports have risen by
40% under the Raisi administration.