EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade's review of the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21) show the output of 10 mineral products (out of 12 under review) registered growth compared with the similar period of last year.
The production of porcelain dishes increased by 38% YOY to stand at 14,100 tons during the period.
A total of 135,700 tons of pure aluminum ingots were produced, up 39.9% year-on-year.
Sheet glass production rose by 31.5% YOY to stand at 332,700 tons.
Tile and ceramic production hit 110.13 million square meters, experiencing a 23.3% YOY increase.
The production of coal concentrate showed a 4.9% growth to reach 359,900 tons while that of copper cathode exceeded 78,600 tons, showing a YOY increase of 9.4%.
Crude steel production amounted to about 7.99 million tons, indicating a 13.1% rise compared with last year’s similar period.
Cement production grew by 5% over the same period to stand at 17.34 million tons.
Production of glass dishes reached a total of 187,400 tons, registering a YOY increase of 7.6%.
The output of steel products reached 6.67 million tons, up 2.2% YOY.
Two products saw a decline in output.
About 21,500 tons of sanitaryware were produced over the three months under review, indicating a 13.6% decline YOY.
Alumina production stood at 56,000 tons, down by 10.9% YOY.
From the third month’s perspective, the output of six mineral products (out of 12 under review) saw growth in the month to June 21 year-on-year.
Sheet glass production rose by 13.9% month-on-month to stand at 111,100 tons.
Coal concentrate production registered a 13.9% growth MOM to reach 127,100 tons.
About 48,500 tons of pure aluminum ingots were produced, up 9.2% compared to the preceding month.
A total of 8,600 tons of sanitaryware were produced in the third month of the current fiscal year, indicating a 5.8% growth MOM.
Production of porcelain dishes increased by 0.9% MOM to stand at 5,200 tons while glass dishes reached 60,900 tons, registering an MOM increase of 0.3%.
Copper cathode production stood at 26,500 tons, unchanged compared with the previous month.
Cement production decline by 1.1% MOM to stand at 6.08 million tons.
Tile and ceramic production stood at 40 million square meters, marking a 3.4% MOM decrease.
Alumina production stood at 17,800 tons, down by 5.9% MOM.
The output of steel products reached a total of 2.12 million tons, down 11.2% MOM.
This is while crude steel production amounted to about 2.46 million tons, indicating a 12.1% fall compared with the previous month.