Tiles & Ceramics
Atotal of 158.45 million square meters of tiles were produced in Iran during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21- Aug. 22) to register an increase of 4.4% compared with last year’s corresponding period.
Tile production during the fifth Iranian month (July 23-Aug. 22) stood at 33.98 million square meters, 0.9% more compared to the month before, Fars News Agency reported citing data from the Ministry of Industries, Mining, and Trade.
A total of 400 million square meters of tiles and ceramics were produced in the country last year (March 2018-19), over 100 million square meters of which were exported.
The nominal capacity of Iran's tile and ceramic industry rose from 500 million square meters in the fiscal March 2014-15 to 540 million square meters in the fiscal 2017-18.
Plans are underway to increase the figure to 700 million square meters by 2025.
About 80% of Iran’s tile and ceramics exports go to neighboring Iraq. Countries in East Asia and Africa are also customers of Iranian tile and ceramics.
Value of trades at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) rose 90 percent during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), IME International Affairs and Public Relations Department reported.
More than 543,582 tons of commodities worth over $221 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) during the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), IME International Affairs and Public Relations Department reported.
Iran and Belarus discussed the ways for the expansion of bilateral cooperation in the field of energy in a meeting between Iranian Ambassador to Belarus Saeed Yari and Energy Minister of Belarus Viktor Karankevich in Minsk on Wednesday.
Iranian steel industry, which plays a significant role both in materializing the country’s motto of achieving self-reliance and in boosting the non-oil exports, has been in a development route in recent years.
Nearly 620,000 tons of commodities valued at over $305 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) in the past Iranian calendar week (ended on September 28), IME Public Relations and International Affairs Department reported.
Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) hosted a meeting on Saturday for making the necessary coordination for the upcoming Iran-Africa Economic Committee meeting, TPO portal reported on Saturday.