Iran produces over 10mln tons of unprocessed steel in 8 months

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran produced 10.594 mln tons of unprocessed steel in the last 8 months, showing a 9% increase in comparison with the same period last year, the Iranian Mines and Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced.

According to the report, Isfahan Mobarakeh Steel Complex topped the list with 3.861 million output.

Foolad Khouzestan and Zob Ahan Isfahan followed Isfahan Mobarakeh Steel Complex in the list with 2.462 million tons and 1.386 million tons of output respectively in the said period respectively.

The World Steel Association (WSA) recently declared “Iran as the largest steel producer in the Middle-East and North Africa”.

According to WSA’s report, Iran produced 14.463 million tons of crude steel in 2012, and was named the first largest producer of crude steel in the Middle-East and North Africa.

The country’s main steel mills are located in Isfahan and Khuzestan provinces.

Iran has risen its steel production output by more than 9 percent, the WSA announced in January, adding that the country is now the world’s 15th steel producer.

Among 62 world major steel producers, Iran jumped two steps higher and became the world’s 15th steel producer in 2012, the report said. Iran ranked above UK, Spain and Canada.

By Fars News Agency


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