0537 GMT October 17, 2021
The ministry’s data show that nearly 1.7 million sets of refrigerators and freezers were manufactured in the country during the 10-month period, according to shatanews.ir.
The director for the electrical and metals industries and home appliances office of the ministry said earlier this month that the manufacturing of home appliances will hit a record high in the current Iranian year (to end on March 20).
Keyvan Gardan said that according to the plans and the efforts made, despite the continuation of sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic, this year the home appliance production record will be broken since the victory of the Islamic Revolution (1979).
The official added, “Production was projected to grow by 30 percent this year, reaching a record of 12 million sets of home appliances, but the target was realized by January 19.”
Despite all the sanctions and problems, this industry has been able to continue to grow decisively in the past two and a half years, he said, adding, “Of course, with the ban imposed on the import of home appliances, the people also cooperated and supported this industry, which led to its growth.”
He pointed to the $37-billion home appliance market of the neighboring countries and the region and the $5-billion domestic market capacity, saying, “We are trying to allocate more of this market to our country by providing conditions.”