News ID: 279426
Published: 0256 GMT January 12, 2021

Production of six major mining products up 16%

Production of six major mining products up 16%

The production of six major mining industry products increased by an average of 16 percent in the nine months to December 20, 2020, according to the latest data released by Iran’s Industry, Mine, and Trade Ministry.

Based on the figures, during the nine months, production of crude steel and steel products, copper cathode, cement, aluminum ingots, as well as alumina increased compared to the same period in the previous year, IRNA reported.

Aluminum ingots had the highest growth rate among the products in the said period with a 51.2 percent rise, followed by cement, copper cathode, steel products, and alumina, with 14.8, 11.2, 9.5, and 8.3 percent increase, respectively.

The production of aluminum ingots stood at 308,200 tons in the said nine months, while in the same period last year, 203,800 tons of this product were produced.

As for cement, in the nine-month period 53.6 million tons of cement were produced compared to the 46.6 million for the previous year’s same period.

The lowest production growth rate was reported for alumina, with 175,300 tons of the commodity produced in the said time span compared to 172,100 tons in the preceding Iranian year’s same period.

The country’s steel products output increased from 17.5 million tons in the first nine months of the last Iranian year to about 19.2 million tons in the same period this year. The production of steel ingots also rose from 19.9 million to 21.6 million in the period under review.


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