IRON and STEEL
Iran exported over 57 million tons of mineral products worth over $9.2 billion during the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019), registering 5% and 2 % fall in tonnage and value respectively.
During the period under review, Iran exported steel chain and steel products worth $4.118 billion, copper chain and downstream products worth $917.53 million, cement worth $420.25 million, iron ore concentrate worth $380.95 million, stones worth$342.13 million, zinc chain worth $255.81 million, lead chain worth $128.01 million and DRI worth $105.17 million.
Other exported mineral commodities during the last fiscal year (ended March20.02019), included $72.61 million of coal and coke, $55.46 million of chrome chain,$32.94 million of molybdenum,$11.44 million of pottery, brick, ceramic and tile and $160,000 of alumina powder.
Precious minerals (gold, silver etc.) worth $160,000, nickel worth $30,000, titanium worth $390,000, mica worth $40,000, and “other minerals” worth $1,923billion completed the list of exported products during the mentioned period.
Imports down 41%
Imports during the same period stood at 3.643 million tons worth $3.575 billion, indicating a 41% and 34% fall in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year.