Transit of goods via Iran rises 20% in 10 months

February 5, 2018

TEHRAN- Transit of goods through Iran rose 20 percent during the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2017-January 20, 2018) compared to the same period of time in the past year.

Reza Nafisi, director general of Transit and International Transportation Department in Iran Road Maintenance & Transportation Organization, said 7.614 million tons of commodities have been transited via Iran’s sea and land borders during the mentioned time, IRIB news reported on Sunday.

According to the official, the commodities transited include Mazut, fabrics, automobile parts, rice, gasoline, rubber and cotton. 

Nafisi has announced the highest volume of traffic for trucks carrying transited freights, as it was last month, from the source of Iraq to the United Arab Emirates, mainly for the transit of petroleum products.

Hossein Salari, the acting director of Transit Supervision Department of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), said in January that transit via Iran rose 13 percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21, 2017) compared to the same period of time in the past year.

Salari noted that the commodities of over 100 countries were transited via Iran in the nine-month period.

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