|Transit of goods via Iran exceeds 12m tons annually||
TEHRAN – Over 12 million tons of goods were transited via Iran in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, 2014, a 4 percent rise year on year, an official at the Iranian Roads Maintenance Organization said on Saturday.
Some 96 percent of the goods were transited by roads, showing 8 percent rise compared to the year ended in March 2013, IRNA quoted Mohammad Javad Atrchian as saying.
The transited consignments mostly consisted of fuel, construction materials, cotton, home appliances, and vehicles, he noted.
Iran earns some 14 trillion rials (about $560 million) annually through transiting goods via ports.
In September 2013, Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi said that Iran plans to quadruple transit of goods to as much as 50 million tons per year.
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