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Transit of goods via Iran shows 10.8 pct increase in 2 months

2013-05-29 06:19
>TEHRAN, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Over 1 million tons of goods were transited via Iran during the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-May 21), showing 10.8 percent rise compared with the same period in the previous year, Tehran Times daily reported Monday.

Iranian Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister, Shahriyar Afandizadeh, said Sunday that some 94 percent of the goods were transited by roads.

As many as 93 countries transited goods via Iran during the mentioned period of time, he said, adding that the transited consignments mostly consisted of fuel, construction materials, cotton, home appliances, vehicles, foodstuff and fertilizers.

In April, Afandizadeh said that over 11.6 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the past Iranian calendar year ( March 20, 2012 - March 20, 2013).

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