Iran's road goods transit annual growth 6.5%
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Mohammad Javad Atrchian, director general of Border Transit and Terminals of the Roads Maintenance and Transportation Organization of Iran, said that in the past Iranian fiscal year (which ended March 20) Iran's goods transit over roads grew by 6.5 percent.
He said that Bandar Abbas, Parviz Khan, Bazargan, and Lotfabad were the most active goods inlet border points, whereas Imam Khomeini Port, Bandar Abbas, Lotfabad, Sarakhs, and Bazargan were the most active goods outlet border points during the period mentioned, SHANA news agency reported April 5.
12.34 million metric tons of goods were transported on roads in the 12 months of the past year, which indicates a growth of 6.5 percent compared to the same period of the preceding year, he stated.
Atrchian added that the most frequent cargos transited in the period were oil products, construction material, and cotton.
The foreign transit vehicles mostly came from Iraq and Turkey and Iranian trucks carried 63 percent of the total transit, he further explained.
The trade turnover between Turkey and Iran stood at $22 billion in 2012 before dipping to $14.5 billion in the following year due to the economic sanctions imposed on Tehran by the West.
Rustam Qassemi, head of the Staff for the Development of Iran-Iraq Economic Relations, said in late 2014 that Iran's non-oil export to Iraq stood at $15 billion.
Iran's trade turnover during the past Iranian fiscal year surpassed $150 billion.
Meanwhile, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on March 18 that the country's non-oil exports hit a record high of $50 billion for that year.