Tran­sit Via As­tara Cus­toms Rises Sig­nif­i­cantly

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

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.

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