TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran raised its aluminum production output in the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2013-February 20, 2014), Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced on Sunday.
Aluminum ingot production in the first 11 months of this year exceeded 320,000 tons, up by 4 percent compared to the same period last year, it said.
Iran also produced 207,089 tons of aluminum powder in the same period.
In May 2012, Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Vajihollah Jafari said Iran’s aluminum output would hit 1.5 million tons by March 2025.
Jafari noted that the Iranian Mining and Mineral Industries Development and Renovation Organization would implement various projects across Iran to reach the aluminum output target set for the current year.
The official noted that Iran’s world ranking in production of aluminum had risen to 22nd rank which was four steps higher since 2005.
Jafari also stated that Iran plans to become the world’s 14th leading aluminum producer by the end of the 5th Economic Development Plan, which began in 2010 and ends in 2015.
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