EghtesadOnline: Iran’s two major coal producers had a total output of 176,760 tons of coal concentrates during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 20-June 20), the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization's latest data show.
The figure indicates a 3.6% decline compared with the similar period of last year.
According to IMIDRO, Tabas Parvadeh Coal Company and Central Alborz Coal Company extracted a total of 396,626 tons of coal during the period under review, registering a 16.3% year-on-year decrease.
The two major giants produced a total of 664,568 tons of coal concentrates in the last Iranian year that ended on March 19, 2020, registering a 9.22% decline compared to the year before.
Tabas Parvadeh Coal Company accounted for 567,535 tons of the total output and Central Alborz Coal Company for the remaining 97,033 tons.
They also extracted a total of 1.58 million tons of coal during the year under review to register a 9.37% decrease year-on-year.
Tabas Parvadeh accounted for 1.46 million tons of the total figure while Central Alborz accounted for 124,720 tons. The two companies extracted 116,361 tons of coal during the month.
Iranian coal mines, with about 1.15 billion tons of combined reserves, have the capacity to produce up to 3 million tons of coal concentrate annually.