Iran\'s First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said that the country plans to boost its non-oil exports to $70bln in the next Iranian year (starts on March 20). \"The government targets $70 billion of non-oil exports in 1391 (March 20, 2012-March 20, 2013),\" Rahimi said in an economic conference here in Tehran on Tuesday. He added that Iran has exported $45 billion of non-oil products this Iranian year (March 20, 2011-March 20, 2012). Late in December, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lauded the country\'s growing non-oil exports, and said Iran\'s non-oil exports will equal its imports in the next Iranian year. \"The value of Iran\'s non-oil exports in 2005 was $7bln but it has already reached $32.6bln under the present government and will reach $45bln this year,\" Ahmadinejad announced at the time. \"God willing, non-oil exports will equal (Iran\'s) imports by the end of 1391 (march 19, 2013),\" he said, adding, \"That would be a great revolution in the country\'s economy.\" In March 2003, a senior Iranian economic official announced that the country plans to boost its non-oil exports to $301 billion within the next five years. Iranian Deputy Commerce Minister Hamid Safdel stated at the time that Iran\'s non-oil exports, excluding gas condensates, will reach $301 billion in a five-year period.