Transit of commodities via Iran rises 2.2% in a year


Transit of goods through Iran rose 2.2 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20), the spokesman of Trade Development Committee of the Iranian House of Industry, Mining, and Trade announced.

Ruhollah Latifi, who is the former spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), said that 12.912 million tons of commodities were transited via the country in the previous year.

Earlier this month, the deputy transport minister announced that Iran registered a new record high with the transit of 8.3 million tons of non-oil goods in 1401.

Shahriyar Afandizadeh said, “Considering the transit of 7.5 million tons of non-oil goods in 1400, we have seen a 10.7-percent growth in the transit of this type of goods in 1401 compared to the previous year”.

“In 1401, we witnessed important developments and achievements in the strategic and operational areas of the country’s transit, whose definitive effects will be seen gradually and steadily on the growth of transit from the country in 1402 and the coming years”, the deputy transport minister further highlighted.

Afandizadeh then explained: “In line with the activation and development of the North-South International Transport Corridor, in a tripartite meeting in last September between the high-ranking officials of our country and the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku, while aiming to achieve the transit of 15 million tons of goods through this corridor by 2030.—Tehran Times