Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Over 7.614 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the first 10 months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20, Jan. 21), according to the latest data released by Iran’s Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO).
The volume of transited goods indicates an increase by 20 percent year-on-year. About 2.28 million tons of transited goods were oil products (66 percent more year-on-year) and 5.33 million tons were non-oil products.
Mazut topped the list of transited goods in the 10-month period based on source and destination in the period (1.68 million tons from Iraq to the UAE), followed by rice (155,415 tons from the UAE to Iraq) and auto parts (153,981 tons from the UAE to free trade zones of Iran).
In total, 1.708 million tons of mazut were transited through Iran (22.4 percent share from overall transited goods).
Car parts (242,265 tons), textile (219,922 tons), rice (188,923 tons), cotton (181,811 tons) and diesel (164,814 tons) were other top transited goods.
Shahid Rajaee port was the top border point in terms of transiting goods (2.72 million tons or 36 percent of total transit) followed by Parvizkhan (15 percent or 1.13 million tons), Bazargan (11 percent) and Bashmaq ( 10 percent) and Shahid Bahonar (7 percent) border checkpoints, according to the data.
The UAE was the main destination of the goods transited into Iran (64,244 trucks, 1.73 million tons).
Iraq was the main source from where various products were transited to the UAE.
Some 32 border checkpoints (including 10 ports) were involved in cargo transits in the period.