Transit of goods via Iran exceeds 6M tons

Business Materials 7 October 2015 16:13 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 7

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: More than 6.05 million tons of goods were transited via Iran's roads and seas in the first six months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-September 22).

About 2.910 million tons of transited goods were oil products and 3.142 million tons were non-oil products, Mehr news agency reported on Oct. 7.

The transited goods mostly consisted of fuel, chemical components, as well as cotton, home appliances and food products.

The highest volumes of the goods were imported via Parvizkhan in western province of Kermanshah and Bandar Abbas in southern province of Hormozgan, while the highest volumes of the goods was exported via Bandar Imam in southwestern province of Bushehr and Bandar Abbas in southern province of Hormozgan .

Transit of goods via the country rose by 6.5 percent in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, compared to the year before.

Iran predicts an increase in the volume of transited goods through its territory after sanctions are lifted.

"Acceleration of trade relations in the post-sanctions period is expected to lead to a 10 percent increase in the volume of transit of goods compared to the same period of last year," Iranian marine information portal (mana.ir) quoted Mohammad-Javad Atrchiyan, the director general of the office for transit and border terminals, Aug. 19.

Edited by CN