Trucks account for transporting 58 per cent of Iranian exports
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.27/ Trend F.Karimov/
Some 58 per cent of exported goods from Iran have been transported by trucks in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Shahriyar Afandizadeh as saying.
Some 54 per cent of imported goods were also transported by trucks, he added.
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan were the main importers of Iranian goods, while Turkey and Pakistan were the main exporters of goods to Iran, he 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 and the UAE, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan transited the highest amounts of goods, he noted.
Iran conducted over $25.4 billion in trade of non-oil goods with other countries during the first four months of the current calendar year.
The country exported $12.536 billion worth of non-oil goods including gas condensates and imported $12.909 billion of non-oil goods during the four month period.
Exports and imports fell by 18.5 per cent and 27.26 per cent respectively compared to the same period in the previous year.
Methanol, iron ore concentrate, and bitumen were the main goods exported, and rice, wheat, soy meal, and corn fodder were the main items imported.
Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year and imported about $61.8 billion worth of non-oil goods to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.