TEHRAN (Mehr News Agency) -- In the past seven months of the current Iranian calendar year of 1382 (March 21- October 21, 2003), a shipment of 3,661.7 thousand tons of goods valued at Rls.41, 830.6 billion ($5,279 billion) were transited through the country’s territory.

The figure shows 47.6 percent and 9.6 percent hike in terms of weight and value, respectively, compared with the corresponding period of the year 2002.

 

According to the latest statistics gathered from the country’s customs houses, in the period under review, the available data also reveal that the total transit of the country’s non-fuel goods has reached 2,019.4 metric tons valued at $4,981 million.

 

It indicates 21.5 percent and 6.7 percent rise in terms of weight and value, respectively, compared to the same period for the previous year.

 

During the said period, some 4.1 percent of the weight and 4.1 percent of the value of the transited goods was subjected to the Tir-Carnet regulations, which shows a fall of 10.7 percent in terms of weight and 33.6 percent in terms of value, compared to the relevant figures in the previous year.

 

In addition, the total transit of stuff with 11.9 and 10.8 percent, motor vehicle with 2.6 and 12.5 percent, fuel with 44.8 and 5.6 percent, and a total of other goods with 36.4 and 66.8 percent of weight and value, formed the majority of non Tir-Carnet items.

 

During the aforesaid period, foodstuff has registered a 0.5 percent decrease in terms of weight but a 3.2 percent hike in terms of value while transit of fuel has had a growth of 11.8 percent and 2.5 percent in terms of weight and value, respectively.

 

In a breakdown, however, motor vehicle experienced 0.8 percent and 2 percent decline in terms weight and value, respectively, compared to the corresponding period the previous year.

 

Based on the entry customs, during the period under consideration, northern city of Sari customs (Mazandaran Province) by securing 31.7 percent of total weight of the foreign transit goods as well as the goods transited under the Tir-Carnet convention, acquired the highest share among all the country’s customs houses.

 

Moreover, Shahid Rajaie customs with a share of 24.3 per cent, Sarakhs customs with 16.4 per cent, Bazargan Customs with 7.6 per cent, Bandar Anzali customs with 5.9 per cent, and Shahid Bahonar customs with 2.6 per cent of total weight of transited goods stood second after Sari customs.

 

The aforementioned customs totally secured 88.6 percent of the country’s transited goods in terms of weight. Based on the statistics in terms of value, Shahid Rajaie with 62.3 percent, Bazargan with 8.9 percent, and Sarakhs with 8.3 percent ranked the highest among the customs in the list. It means the aforesaid customs acquired 79.5 percent of the total value of the transited goods.

 

But, Shahid Rajaie Customs stood second after Khark transiting 31.4 percent and

16.3 percent of the total goods in terms of weight, respectively while Dogharoun, Astara, Golshan, and Sarakhs followed them transiting 13.8 percent, 1 percent, 5.7 percent, 4.1 percent of goods, respectively, passed through the country’ territory.

 

These customs acquired a total share of 77.4 percent of the transit goods and Tir-Carnet. On the base exit customs, during the said period,

 

Concerning the value, Dugharoun with 38.9 percent, Shahid Rajaie with 10.3 percent, Astara with 9.7 percent, Sarakhs with 8.1 percent, and Bajgiran with 3.7 percent of the total value of the transited goods secured the highest shares among the other outgoing customs. The customs gained some 67 percent of the total value of the transited goods.

 

Based on the countries of origin, during the period under study, Russia with 949 metric tons equal to 25.9 percent and United Arab Emirates with Rls.16,913 billion equal to 40.4 percent acquired the highest share of weight and value, respectively, among the countries of the list. 

 

In the aforesaid period, United Arab Emirate (UAE) ranked highest among the countries of the list, receiving Rls.16, 913 billion equal to 40.4.

 

Following the UAE, China, Uzbekistan, South Korea, and Turkey have received

Rls.3, 787.8 billion (9.1 percent), Rls.2, 846.5 billion (6.8 percent), Rls.1, 858.6 billion (4.4 percent), and Rls.1854.6 billion (4.4 percent), of the total value of the transit goods, respectively.

 

It means, these countries were the sources of about 65.1 percent of the transit goods. From the viewpoint of weight, the highest share belonged to Russia with 25.9 percent, United Arab Emirates with 17.3 percent, Turkmenistan with 13.4 percent, Kazakhstan with 11.6 percent, Uzbekistan with 7.1 percent and Turkey with 5.1 percent. These countries allocated a share of 80.4 percent of the total weight of the transited goods to themselves.

 

Foreign transit and Tir-Carnet based on the countries of destination

 

During the period under study, the United Arab Emirates with 1857.2 thousand tons and Afghanistan with Rls.16909.8 billion acquired the highest share of weight and value among the other countries. From the viewpoint of weight, the highest share belonged to the United Arab Emirates with 1857.2 thousand tons (50.7 percent), Afghanistan with 544.8 thousand tons (14.9 percent) and Azerbaijan with 274.7 thousand tons (7.5 percent).

 

These countries allocated a share of 73.1 percent of the total weight of the transited goods to themselves.

 

During the aforesaid period, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey opened doors the most to the goods transited via Iran among the other countries of origin, valued at Rls.16909.8 billion (40.4 percent), Rls.5565.2 billion (13.3 percent), Rls.4243.6 billion (10.1 percent), Rls.2724.2 billion (6.5 percent), and Turkey with Rls.2205.4 billion (5.3 percent), respectively.

 

The study shows that the abovementioned countries have been the destinations of about 75.6 percent of the transited goods.

 

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MNA

 

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