2.76 million tons of oil products transited via Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku , Nov.12/ Trend F.Milad/
Some 2.76 million tons of oil products were transited via Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year which began March 20, the Iranian deputy roads and urban development minister said on Monday.
The total amount of transited goods via Iran during the aforementioned period stood at some 6.7 million tons, showing a 22 per cent increase in comparison to the same time the previous year, the Mehr News Agency quoted Shahriar Afandizadeh say saying.
"Some 92 per cent of the aforementioned amount was transited via roads while the other eight per cent was transited via the rail network," 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.