Iran's gold ingot imports crossed 22 tons in the first four months of its calendar year starting March 20.

According to country's commerce ministry, the imports worth $855 million is an 85,000 percent increase in terms of volume and 81,000 percent rise in terms of value in comparison to the same period previous year.

The figure accounts for 4.64 percent of Iran's total value of imports during the mentioned period.

Turkey, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates were the main exporters of gold to Iran.

Iran imported $1 million worth of gold during the first four months of previous Iranian year