6.7 million tons of goods transited through Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.6/ Trend F.Milad/
Some 6.7 million tons of goods were transited via Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, the Iranian deputy roads and urban development minister Shahriar Afandizadeh said on Tuesday.
The amount shows a 22 per cent increase in comparison to the same period the previous year, the IRIB News Agency quoted Afandizadeh say saying.
"Some 92 per cent of the aforementioned amount was transited via the road network, while the other eight per cent was transited by rail," he added.
Afandizadeh named Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Afghanistan as the routes for transited goods.
"More than 100 countries are currently transiting their goods via Iran," he explained.
"During the past four years, the transition of goods via Iran has increased by 75 per cent," Afandizadeh concluded.