EghtesadOnline: Major Iranian automotive companies and 32 parts makers from the private sector signed a $60 million deal on Saturday to curb the auto industry’s reliance on foreign suppliers.
EghtesadOnline: If the Iranian government does not offer the local auto industries an aid package to the tune of 70 trillion rials ($466 million) soon, over 700,000 workers employed in the key sector will join the dole queue, the secretary of Iran Auto Parts Manufacturers Association claimed.
EghtesadOnline: With the car market getting out of its Norouz Holiday hiatus, vehicle prices have once again started their rally. Irked by the latest price hikes, the Majlis has gone ballistic against the dented auto industry.
EghtesadOnline: To help again rescue the dysfunctional local auto industry, the Central Bank of Iran agreed last month to lend €844 million to the two main companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA.
EghtesadOnline: Domestic auto production has plunged markedly with companies producing 721,363 cars and commercial vehicles during the eight months to November -- a 24.9% year-on-year decline.
EghtesadOnline: A plan worked out by the administration of President Hassan Rouhani to mitigate the impact of US sanctions on Iran's economy is to provide the country's beleaguered auto sector with tax exemptions, reduced bureaucracy, and in the event of layoffs, the immediate payment of unemployment benefits.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Industries Ministry is preparing a support plan for the hard-pressed auto industry in a bid to salvage the key sector from plunging into further disarray which can hit thousands with unemployment.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian carmakers and parts manufacturers shut down their production lines for their customary one-week summer holiday on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: During the first four months of the current fiscal which started in March, Iranian automakers manufactured 436,136 cars and commercial vehicles, down 0.1% from last year’s 436,413 units.
EghtesadOnline: US pressure on Iran’s key auto industry coupled with domestic faulty policies have pushed up car prices once again, only a few days after the introduction of the government’s new forex policy which saw the market take a break from its months-long bullish run.