Roads & Terminals
Iranian trucks transited 9.08 million tons of commodities through the country during the last Iranian year (March 2018-19) to register a 2.18% decline compared with the previous year, according to latest data released by the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization of Iran, affiliated with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
More than 433,000 trips were made by trucks to transport the transit goods over the period, registering a 4% decline year-on-year.
The report also shows more than 7.62 million tons of goods were exported from Iran by trucks, registering a 14.46% rise YOY. About 335,000 trips were made to carry out the exports, indicating a 13.56% increase YOY.
Nearly 1.76 million tons of goods were imported into Iran via trucks showing a 16.88% decrease YOY. The number of trips made to transport the imported goods dropped 22.6% to around 89,000.
The value of non-oil exports from Iran’s central Markazi Province reached $186.38 million during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-July 21), a provincial official announced, Mehr news agency reported.
Iran has sent two cargoes from Shahid Rajaee Port in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas to Kyrgyzstan through Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) corridor for the first time to officially launch the mentioned corridor, an official with the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.
Latest data released by Iran’s Industry, Mining, and Trade Ministry show that the country’s industrial parks managed to attract 231 investors with a total $2.1 billion of investment in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19).
The data released by the Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) show that transportation had the biggest increase in the expenditure basket of Iranian households in the previous Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 21-July 21) compared to the same month last year.
Iran’s Acting Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Hossein Modares Khiabani said the ministry has it on the agenda to export $41 billion worth of non-oil commodities in the current Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021).
Iran and Iraq have reached an agreement to build a highway from the Iranian border city of Mehran to the southern city of Najaf in Iraq.