Transit of goods via Iran rises 13% in 9 months

January 15, 2018 - 9:32

TEHRAN- Transit of goods 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, according to a customs official.

Hossein Salari, the acting director of Transit Supervision Department of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), said 8.267 million tons of commodities have been transited via Iran’s sea and land borders during the mentioned time, IRNA reported on Sunday.

The official said that the commodities of over 100 countries have ben transited via Iran in the nine-month period.
In last September, Iran announced a surprise rise of around 24 percent in transit of goods through its territories during the first five months of this calendar year, Press TV reported.

Figures released by Iran’s Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (IRMTO) showed that above 4.17 million tons of goods had been moved through 32 active land and maritime borders over the period.


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