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.
An approximate 530,738 metric tons of various goods worth over $595mln were exchanged during weekdays ending up to May 14, 2020 on the Iran Mercantile Exchange.
During the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), 530,783 tons of commodities valued at $595 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).
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