Over 7.8 million tons of goods were transited via Iran in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22), a 3.8 percent rise year on year, an official at the Iranian Roads Maintenance Organization said on Sunday.
Some 96 percent of the goods were transited by road and the rest by rail, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian Roads Maintenance Organization official Mohammad Javad Atrchian as saying.
The transited consignments mostly consisted of fuel, construction materials, home appliances, cotton and vehicles.
The Iranian deputy transport and urban development minister has said that Iran has the capacity to transit 40 million tons of goods annually.
Shahriyar Afandizadeh said that over 11.6 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the previous Iranian calendar year.