Loading, unloading of staple goods at Iranian ports falls by 11%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Fatih Karimov– Trend:
Iran received more than 1.33 million tons of staple food products through 20 ports across the country over the last Iranian calendar month ending Sept. 22.
The country loaded and unloaded 1.426 million tons of food products at its ports in the one-month period, indicating a 11.2 percent fall year-on-year, according to the latest data released by Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization.
In the meantime, the country exported 96,406 tons of staple food products through the organization’s ports.
The food products mentioned in the report include wheat, barley, butter, soy, rice, sugar, cooking oil, and meat products.
According to the report over 428,444 tons of fertilizers and chemicals were also loaded/unloaded at Iranian ports (the volume of the unloaded fertilizers and chemicals was 82,575 tons).
Iranian ports saw loading and unloading of a total of 12.39 million tons of various goods and commodities, including oil, food and metal products between August 23 and Sept. 22, indicating an increase by 7.4 percent year-on-year.