EghtesadOnline: The value of Iran's mine and mineral industy exports has risen by 34 percent in the past 8 months standing at $4.4 billion in value, an official said.
Deputy for the Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation (IMIDRO) Amir Sabbagh made the remark while speaking in a training course on mine and mineral industry trends in the world and analyzing its strategic market.
He said that since the beginning of the Iranian calender year (March 21, 2016) over 11,802,031 tons of iron ore have been exported showing a 43% growth compared with the same period last year, IRNA reported.
The value of iron ore exports surpassed $451.5 million during the period, revealing a rise of 48.5% compared with the last year.
About 3.5 million tons of various kinds of stones were aslo exported in 8 months showing a growth of 193% compared with the same period last year.
The value of stones exported abroad reached $204.8m which had a 72.9% rise compared with the same period previous year.