Transit of goods via Iran increases by 8%
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 4
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Over 1.44 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the first two months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20-May 21), Mohammad Javad Atrchian, a senior official with Iran’s Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), said.
About 357,932 tons of transited goods were oil products and 1.081 million tons were non-oil products, Atrchian said, Mehr news agency reported June 4.
The volume of transited goods indicates an increase by 8.6 percent year-on-year, he said, adding that the volume is not acceptable considering the country’s transit potential.
Mazut (236,960 tons), rice (36,430 tons) and cotton (30,924 tons) topped the list of transited goods, he said.
The goods mainly were transited by 47,339 Iranian trucks, followed by 10,500 Turkish trucks and 5,335 Iraqi trucks respectively, Atrchian noted.
The UAE was the main source of the goods transited into Iran, he said, adding that Afghanistan was main destination.
Shahid Rajaee port was the top border point in terms of transiting goods (500,979 tons or 34.8 percent) followed by Parvizkhan (15 percent) and Bazargan border checkpoints (12.4 percent).