EghtesadOnline: Due to the rising cost of raw materials, prices of bitumen have gone so high that no one wants to buy it anymore.
EghtesadOnline: Over the past several months the tire industry's profit margin has shrunk significantly thanks to the rising prices and shortages of raw materials amid hard economic times.
EghtesadOnline: A near fivefold rise in packing paper exports, thanks to the surge in foreign currency rates against the Iranian rial and the prices of recycled paper, has led to the shortage of raw materials needed for the production of cardboard boxes.
EghtesadOnline: More than 616 tons of raw materials to produce infant formula worth $2.95 million were imported into Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22).
EghtesadOnline: Iran's machine-made carpet, moquette and flooring industry depends largely on imported raw materials and machinery.
EghtesadOnline: Given the turmoil surrounding the government forex policies which have hampered the import of raw materials, auto parts makers are struggling to keep production lines up and running amid a stream of economic setbacks.
EghtesadOnline: Commodities are escaping the worst of the global market rout as losses in raw materials are capped by speculation that the bullish outlook for demand remains intact.