TNA reporetd that Iran produced 7.988 million tonnes of iron ore in spring 2014, which corresponds to the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year.
Coal concentrate and aluminum ingot production hit 252,100 tonnes and 89,400 tonnes in the mentioned period of time, respectively.
Iran exported some 2.8 million tonnes of iron ore in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 to May 20).
The figure showed that 9% decrease compared to the same period last year. Pakistan, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, and Iraq were the main destinations for Iran’s exported iron ore.
Iron ore was at the top of the list of Iran’s exported non-oil goods in the previous calendar year (ended on March 20), but it dropped to the fifth place in the first two months of current year.
The global price of iron ore has fallen to below USD 90 per tonne in 2014. Iran exported around 20 million tonnes of iron ore in the previous calendar year, which ended March 20.
Source – Trend News Agency