According to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the country produced over 23.1 million tires during the period, IRNA reported.
Of the total output, nearly 20.2 million were passenger car tires.
Production of pick-up truck tires during the said period stood at 23,536 tons, showing a nine percent increase year-on-year, the figures said.
In addition, 53,718 tons of bus tires were manufactured, marking 15 percent of growth year-on-year.
Production of tires for agricultural machinery witnessed a year-on-year growth of 47 percent, standing at 3,971 tons, according to the figures.
Having an annual production capacity of 426,000 tons of tire, Iran accounts for 41 percent of tire output in the Middle East, according to the deputy director of the nonmetal industries office of the Iranian Industry, Mine, and Trade Ministry.
Mohsen Safdari said that 11 tire production units are active in the country creating jobs for 14,500 people.
He said 426,000 tons is the nominal capacity, while the real output is less than this figure as some units are working with 60-70 percent of their capacity.
“Iranian tire industry is dependent on foreign raw materials by 40 percent, so we are self-reliant by 60 percent in this field”, he added.
Thanks to the tire production trend in the country during the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020), it is hoped that a new record will be scored this year, said the spokesman of the Iranian Tire Syndicate on March 3.
Mostafa Tanha told IRNA that if a record high is posted, it will be a big success despite the limitations imposed by the sanctions and also the coronavirus pandemic.