Transit of goods via Iran up by 13.5 per cent

Business Materials 1 May 2013 15:59 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May.1/ Trend F.Karimov/

Over one million tons of goods were transited via Iran in the first Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (ended on April 20), showing a 13.5 per cent rise compared with the same period in the previous year, IRNA quoted Iranian Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Shahriyar Afandizadeh as saying.

Some 94 per cent of the goods, equalling 994,000 tons, were transited by road, he added.
The transited consignments mostly consisted of fuel, construction materials, cotton, home appliances, vehicles, foodstuff and fertilisers, the official noted.

In April, Afandizadeh said that over 11.6 million tons of goods were transited through Iran last year.

Afandizadeh said that 106 countries transited their goods via Iran. Iraq, China, the UAE, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan transited the highest amount of goods, he noted.