BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
The product exports increased by 178 percent via Astara railway terminal of Gilan Province (northern Iran) during 2 months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20, 2020), a senior official at the Iranian Northern Railway Gholamhossein Valadi told IRNA, Trend reports.
According to Valadi, 41,500 tons of products were exported to Azerbaijan through the Astara railway terminal within two months.
Valadi added that 14,900 tons of products were exported through this terminal in the same period last Iranian year.
The official said that the exported products were mainly cement, clinker, chemicals, ceramics, household items and etc.
Valadi said that a total of 81,900 tons of cargo were transported through the Astara railway terminal. This is an increase of 38 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year (59,600 tons).
The official noted that 32,700 tons of products were imported through the Astara railway terminal over the past two months. The imported products were mainly wood and wood materials, lentils, wheat and barley and so on.
"About 7,700 tons of products were transited to Iraq through the Astara railway terminal in two months," he said.