Mineral exports hit $1.2b

An Iranian cargo ship (file photo)

Tehran, Nov 6, IRNA – The Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade announced that Iran exported iron ore, iron and steel products, as well as white cement, worth $1.2 billion during March 21-September 22.
The products were among the 10 major Iranian export commodities.

In the same period, the value of Iran’s iron ore granules with a purity of less than 40 percent amounted to $497 million and accounted for 3 percent of the total exports.

This is while the price of each ton of iron ore in the same time-span was about $66.

During this period, Iran exported $411 million worth of steel and iron products accounting for 2.5 percent of the country’s total exports. The price of each ton of the products amounted to $705.

In this period, the country exported $330 million tons of cement, accounting for 2 percent of the total exports. Each ton of the product was valued at $60.

Iron ore, iron and steel products, as well as white cement ranked sixth, seventh and ninth respectively, among the top 10 major Iranian export items.

Iran’s total non-oil exports, including goods, services and gas condensates, in the six months amounted to $28.178 billion, showing an 18-percent growth year-on-year which was $23.87 billion.

By IRNA

 

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