|Over 9m tons of goods transited via Iran in 9 months||
TEHRAN – More than 9 million tons of goods were transited via Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, a 6.2 percent rise year on year, an official at the Iranian Roads Maintenance Organization said on Thursday.
Mohammad Javad Atrchian told IRNA that some 96 percent of the goods were transited by roads.
The transited consignments mostly consisted of fuel, construction materials, cotton, home appliances, vehicles, foodstuff and fertilizers, he noted.
Statistics show that over 11.6 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the past Iranian calendar year.
More than 100 countries transited their goods via Iran. Iraq, China, the UAE, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan transited the highest amounts of goods.
Iran earns some 14 trillion rials (about $560 million) annually through transiting goods via ports.
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