Iran transits about 11.3 million tons of goods

Business Materials 7 March 2015 15:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Over 11.281 million metric tons of goods were transited via Iran during the first eleven months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2014-Feb. 20).

The figure indicates an increase by 6.2 percent compared to the same months of preceding year, Mohammad Javad Atrchian, director general of Border Transit and Terminals of the Roads Maintenance and Transportation Organization of Iran said.

About 5.1 million metric tons of the transited goods were oil products, meanwhile over 6.183 million metric tons of non-oil goods were transited during the 11-month period, Atrchian said, Iran's Mehr news agency reported March 7.

The transited non-oil goods mostly consisted of home appliances, chemicals, cotton, construction materials and vehicles, he said.

Atrchian further said that Bandar Abbas port was the most active custom checkpoint in terms of transited goods into Iran, adding some three million metric tons of goods, equaling 26.7 percent, were transited via Bandar Abbas inside the country.

Imam Khomeini port with 3.793 million metric tons was the top border point in terms of transiting goods to foreign countries, the official said.

About 33.6 percent of the goods transited to abroad was exited from Imam Khomeini port, he added.

About 12 million metric tons of goods were transited via Iran in the past Iranian fiscal year (ended on March 21, 2014), indicating a 4 percent increase year on year.

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