The Iran Project

Rail freight transport in Iran up 4%

A train has stopped at a station on the Gorgan-Ince Burun line in this file photo.

Financial Tribune – A total of 5.1 million tons of commodities were transported by the rail network since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20), which indicates a 4% year-on-year increase, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways said on Wednesday.

“Wheat accounted for more than 168,000 tons of the total sum. The figure registers an eightfold increase year-on-year,” Saeed Rasouli was also quoted as saying by ILNA.

Notably, a total of 18,000 tons of goods worth more than $41 million were exported from Razi border crossing in West Azarbaijan’s Khoy County via 813 cargo wagons during the first month of the current Iranian year (March 20-April 19), showing a sevenfold and 20-fold rise in tonnage and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.

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