Iran’s Metal Exports Rise Sharply

By John Lee.

Exports of zinc, aluminum, and molybdenum value chains were up 65%, 28%, and 30% respectively in the first nine months of the Iranian calander year.

According to MNA, zinc chain exports reached 149,000 tons, valued at $302.3 million, a 5% increase in weight and a 65% increase in value compared to 21 March-21 December 2016.

The aluminum and its products increased to 144,000 tons, valued at $260.6 million, a 18% increase in weight and a 28% increase in value compared to the same period last year.

The molybdenum chain increased to 3,000 tons, valued at over $30.6 million.

Total exports from Iran’s mines and mining industries in this time period were 48.6 million tons, valued at $855.5 million — a 1% increase in weight and 3% increase in value compared to the same period last year.

(Source: MNA)

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