Economy, Domestic Economy

Border Transit Up 29%

Border Transit Up 29%
Border Transit Up 29%

More than 1.05 million metric tons of goods crossed the country’s borders during the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), to register 29% growth compared to the similar period last year, according to director general for transit and border terminals at Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), Mohammad-Javad Atrchian, as reported by IRNA.

The transited goods included 518,000 tons of oil-based products as well as 520,000 tons of non-oil goods.

Parviz-Khan border crossing in the western Kermanshah Province was the most active crossing in the country through which 276,000 tons (26%) of goods crossed into the country followed by Bandar Abbas, Bashmaq and Bazargan border crossings.

Meanwhile, the largest volume of goods transported out of the country took place through Imam Khomeini Port with 434,000 tons or 41%.

Most transit trucks in Iran come from Iraq and are destined for the United Arab Emirates.

Transit of goods through the country’s borders exceeded 12.34 million metric tons in the past Iranian calendar year, indicating a 6.5 percent increase compared with the previous year, Atrchian announced earlier.

“Iran can turn into a transit hub of the region due to its strategic and unique geographical location,” said the official, underlining the importance of improving the country’s infrastructure and cooperation among various organizations and the private sector in facilitating transit of goods.