Iran’s nine-month aluminum production over 300,000 tons

Iran produced 308,000 tons of aluminum ingots during March 20-December 20, 2020, according to statistics released by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

The figure shows an increase of 51.2 percent compared to the corresponding figure for last year, which was 203,800 tons, IRNA reported on Monday.

The country produced 38,774 tons of aluminum ingots during November 21-December 20, 2020.

Iran’s aluminum smelters cast 275,716 tons of aluminum ingots in the past Iranian year (ending March 19, 2020), according to data released by the Industry, Mine and Trade Ministry.

The country’s aluminum ingot production in the past Iranian year fell eight percent in comparison to the figure for its preceding year.

The data show that among the country’s top producers, Iranian Aluminum Company (IRALCO) had the best performance, registering a four percent rise during the said period.

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 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 deal 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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