9.9mln Tons of Goods Transited via Iran in 9 Months
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – About 10 million tons of goods were transited via Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21 - December 22, 2013), an Iranian transportation official said, adding that the figure shows a 6.2% growth compared with the same period last year.
The announcement was made by Mohammad Javad Atrchian, the director general of the office for transit and border terminals of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization.
Atrchian underlined that some 8.6mln tons (about 96%) of the commodities were transited via roads and the 372,000 tons via railroads.
He said that 3.9 million tons of the transited goods were oil and oil products and 5.07 million tons of them were non-oil goods.
Statistics show that over 11.6 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the past Iranian year (March 2012 - March 2013).
More than 100 countries transited their goods via Iran. Iraq, China, the UAE, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan transited the highest amounts of goods. Iran earns about $560 million annually through transiting goods via ports.