Iran’s coal exports hit $400.000

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran exported $400.000 of coal two years ago, data released by the Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) suggested.

Iran extracted 2.500 tons of coal from 101 mines during the period which reached $133.000.000.

The country sold 2.2 million tons of coal worth $100.000.000, $389.000 of which was exported coal.

Iran is one of the most important mineral producers in the world, ranked among 15 major mineral-rich countries, holding some 68 types of minerals, 37bln tons of proven reserves and more than 57bln tons of potential reserves.

The most important mines in Iran include coal, metallic minerals, sand and gravel, chemical minerals and salt