The director general of Iran’s North Railway Administration said the transit of goods between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan registered a 28% hike in the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year compared to the same period last year, Report informs, citing the Tehran Times.

According to Gholam-Hossein Valadi, about 645,000 tons of goods have been exchanged between Iran and Azerbaijan in this period.

He put the volume of goods exchanged between Iran and Azerbaijan from March 21, 2022, to February 22, 2023, at more than 501,000 tons.

He went on to say that more than 206,000 tons of products were imported into the country via railway during the 11 months of the current year, showing a 58% rise compared to the same period last year, IRNA reported.

More than 167,000 tons of goods were exported from Astara Rail Terminal between March 21, 2023, and February 22, 2024, he stated.