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8% Growth in Rail Freight Transportation

8% Growth in Rail Freight Transportation
8% Growth in Rail Freight Transportation

A total of 50.47 million tons of commodities were transported by railroads in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19), showing an 8% increase compared with the previous year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development. 
Based on the recent report, more than 12.12 million tons of goods were exported and over 2.71 million tons were imported through the national rail network during the period, indicating a 1.04% rise and a 11.72% year-on-year decline respectively, reported citing figures released from the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways.
Close to 1.59 million kilometers of cargo were transited through the country via rail, which shows a 0.06% YOY fall.
According to the report, Iran's rail fleet consisted of 25,398 freight wagons, 1,724 passenger wagons and 928 locomotives by the end of the last Iranian year (March 20, 2019), registering a 3.47%, 3.54% and 1.2% increase respectively compared with the year before.


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