EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade's review of the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 20-June 20) shows that the output of 22 industrial and mineral products registered growth compared with the same period of last year.
A total of 207,400 washing machines were produced during the period, up by 115.1% year-on-year.
Acrylic fiber production followed with 1,600 tons to register a year-on-year increase of 113.2%.
Production of refrigerators rose by 49.4% to 328,500 units.
A total of 69,600 tons of copper cathode were produced during the period under review, indicating a 46.3% rise YOY.
More than 212,000 cubic meters of particle boards were produced, indicating a 30.1% growth YOY.
The production of pickup trucks totaled 15,943, up by 22.9% YOY.
Auto tire production rose by 20.9% YOY to 62,700 tons, followed by synthetic fiber that increased by 12.4% to reach 56,000 tons.
Next was cement with 16.35 million tons, up 10% YOY; followed by detergent powder with 151,600 tons, up 8.7% YOY; crude steel with 6.96 million tons, up 8.5% YOY; 200,100 passenger vehicles, up 8.4% YOY; 210,200 television sets, up 7.9% YOY; 10.1 billion units of medicines, up 6.8% YOY; and 15.26 million tons of petrochemical production, up 6.8% YOY.
Production of 93 combine harvesters marked a 5.7% YOY rise.
The output of industrial oil went up 3% YOY to 131,700 tons. It was followed by aluminum oxide that increased by 2.3% YOY to 62,800 tons; aluminum ingot, also up 2.1% YOY to 95,000 tons; steel products, up 1.8% YOY to 5.38 million tons; tractors, up 1.5% YOY to 4,350 units; and fibers increased by 0.2% YOY to 320,300 square meters.