News ID: 319287
Published: 0339 GMT January 09, 2022

Iran’s nine-month alumina production tops 175,000 tons

Iran’s nine-month alumina production tops 175,000 tons

Iran produced 175,284 tons of alumina powder during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Decemebr 21, 2021).

According to data by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the figure shows one percent decline compared to corresponding output of 2020, which was 177,239 tons, according to imidro.gov.ir.

Aluminum oxide, which is commonly called alumina, is an inert, white amorphous material often used in industrial ceramics.

Alumina is an important ceramic material for industrial applications. The numerous fields of application range from construction materials, to filling materials, as well as abrasives and catalysts.

Iran produced 446,800 tons of aluminum ingots during the year to March 20, 2021, according to statistics released by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).

The figure shows an increase of 61 percent compared to the corresponding figure for preceding year, which was 277,716 tons.

Based on the data, among the country’s top producers, Iranian Aluminium Company (IRALCO) had the best performance, with an output of over 185,000 tons during the said period.

IRALCO was followed by Hormozal Aluminum Company, with 163,000 tons, South Aluminum Corporation (SALCO) with 72,100 tons, and Iran Alumina, with 25,400 tons.

On April 23, 2020, during the inauguration ceremony of Iran’s biggest aluminum production complex in Fars Province in southern Iran, the former industry minister Alireza Razm-Hosseini said the country’s aluminum production is expected to double with that unit going into operation.

The official put the value of the Iranian mining industry’s production at about $22 billion, saying that the country is relatively self-sufficient in minerals and a great amount is also exported every year.

 

He emphasized the country’s capacities in the sector, saying that Iran ranked 18th among the world’s top aluminum producers, and with this new plant going into operation, the country will climb four ranks to stand at 14th place.

 

   
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