Iran Transports 11.2mln Tons of Commodities in 11 Months

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – About 11.2 tons of different kinds of commodities have been transported across Iran’s borders over the past 11 months, a senior transportation official announced on Saturday.

Iran Transports 11.2mln Tons of Commodities in 11 Months

11.281 million tons of goods and commodities have been transported across the country over the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (starting March 21, 2014), showing a 6.2 percent increase compared to the same period last year, said Mohammad Javad Atrchian, the director general of the office for transit and border terminals of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization. 

He said that 5.097 million tons of the transported goods were oil products and 6.183 million tons of them were non-oil goods.

Fuel, various types of chemicals, cotton, building materials, appliances and freight and passenger vehicles constitute the main part of the non-oil commodities, Atrchian added.

The Iranian official further said that the customs of southern port city of Bandar Abbas was the country’s most active border in terms of imports (26.7 percent), followed by the borders of Parvizkhan, Bashmaq and Bazargan.

Back in February, Head of Iran's Customs Office Masoud Karbasian announced that the country has exported around $45 billion worth of non-oil goods during the 11 months of the current Iranian year.

The value of export of petrochemical products reached $12.545 billion, while the revenue from the export of other commodities valued at $18.8 billion in that time span, he said.

Iran’s new administration, which took office in August 2013, has voiced determination to increase the volume of non-oil exports as a determining factor in countering economic stagnation in the country.

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