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Transits via Iran rise by 13 per cent

Business Materials 7 August 2013 07:31 (UTC +04:00)
Over 4.532 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year which started March 21, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Shahriyar Afandizadeh as saying.
Transits via Iran rise by 13 per cent

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Over 4.532 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year which started March 21, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Shahriyar Afandizadeh as saying.

"The amount shows a 13 per cent increase compared to the same period of time in the previous year," he said.

"Of the aforementioned amount, 95 per cent (4.295 million tons) was transited via roads and the other five per cent by rail," Afandizadeh added.

"Transit of goods by road faced an 18 per cent increase compared to the same time span in the previous year," he explained.

Afandizadeh went on to note that about 2.211 million tons of transited good were oil products and 2.312 million tons were non-oil products.

"The transited consignments mainly comprised of fuel, construction materials, cotton, home appliances, vehicles, foodstuff and fertilisers," the official noted.

According to Afandizadeh, over 11.6 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20). The figure showed a 14.7 per cent rise year on year, he added.

About 10.7 million tons of goods were transited by road and 862.800 tons by rail showing a 16.3 per cent rise and 2.5 per cent fall respectively year on year.

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

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