Transit Via Astara Customs Rises Significantly
TEHRAN - Over 304,000 tons of goods, worth $1.206 billion were transited through customs in Iran’s northwestern city of Astara in the first ten months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March ??20-Jan-21).
The value and volume of transit via Astar customs has witnessed significant rise in recent years, Rasoul Omidi, head of Astara Customs Administration, told reporters.
Also 66,000 tons of goods, worth $114 million, including petroleum products, cotton, synthetic fibers, iron ingots and iron sheets, copper, fiberglass, oil products and wood were transited via the Astara checkpoint, the official said, adding the figures indicate an increase by 40 and 7 percent in terms of volume and value, respectively, year on year.
The goods were transited from Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia and Russia to Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
About 238,000 tons of goods (a 19 percent increase year on year), worth $1.092 billion (a 37 percent increase), were also transited via Astara to foreign countries during the 10-month period, added Omidi.
Goods including electrical appliances, cars, furniture, machinery, medical equipment, construction materials, textile products, chemicals, glass containers and agricultural products were transited to Ukraine, Georgia, Russia and Azerbaijan, he said.
More than 289,000 tons of non-oil goods, worth $151 million, were exported through customs in Iran’s northwestern city of Astara in the first ten months of current Iranian fiscal year(March 20-Jan-21), Omidi said.