Rail transit via Iran jumps 103%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The volume of goods transit via Iran's rail network jumped by 103 percent in the first half of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-September 22), compared to the same period last year.
Some 591 million tons of goods were transited via the country's rail network in the six-month period, compared to 291 million tons last year, the website of Iran's Roads and Urban Development Ministry reported Oct. 19.
Meanwhile, land transit decreased by 1.5 percent, reaching 6.691 million tons from 6.791 million tons last year.
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.
The transited goods mostly consisted of fuel, chemical components, as well as cotton, home appliances and food products.
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.
Edited by CN