0634 GMT October 17, 2021
The ministry’s data show that 1,334,000 sets of the said products were manufactured in the eight-month period, shatanews.ir reported.
Iran has targeted the manufacturing of 12 million sets of home appliances in the current Iranian year (ending March 20, 2021), an official with the Industry, Mine and Trade Ministry had announced in early October.
Keyvan Gardan, director for the electrical and metals industries and home appliances office of the ministry, put the annual production of home appliances at nine million sets in the past Iranian year.
The official further stated, “Following the policies of the Resistance Economy, the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade has defined a path for the development of the domestic industry; and we shall continue on that path with maximum effort.”
He said that 500 production units with an annual turnover of $6 billion are currently active in the field of home appliances throughout the country.
In July, Hamidreza Ghaznavi, the spokesman of Iran’s Home Appliances Manufacturers Union, had said that Iran is expected to become an exporter of some home appliances as of the next Iranian year (starting March 21, 2021).
“If the currency problems are solved and steel sheets and some petrochemical products are provided for this industry, we will become an exporter of some household appliances by next year,” he said.
In recent years, the Iranian government has been following a new strategy for supporting domestic production to neutralize the impacts of US sanctions while reducing reliance on oil revenues.