TEHRAN- Iran exported 2.937 million tons of steel ingots in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), the Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA) announced.

 

Based on the ISPA’s report, the six-month steel ingots output indicates a 16 percent drop as compared to the production in the first half of the previous year, which was 3.495 million tons.

As announced by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), the country’s export of steel ingots increased by 25 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20), from its preceding year.

The IMIDROÆs data put the country’s annual steel ingot exports at 7.678 million tons in the past year, and at 6.162 million tons in the previous year.

The Iranian Steel industry has been constantly developing over the past years against all the pressures and obstacles created by outside forces like the U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak that has severely affected the performance of the world’s top producers.

Production of crude steel in Iran rose 9.9 percent in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to the data released by Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry.

The ministry’s data put the country’s five-month crude steel production at 11.9 million tons.

Also, the latest report released by the World Steel Association (WSA) shows that Iran’s crude steel output has increased 64.7 percent in August 2022 from August 2021.

Based on the WSA data, Iran produced about 2.1 tons of crude steel in the mentioned month. 

The Islamic Republic produced 19.5 million tons of steel in the first eight months of 2022 registering a 7.8 percent growth compared to the same period in the previous year.

Iran has maintained its place as the world’s 10th biggest steel producer during January-August 2022, according to the World Steel Association.

The country is expected to climb to seventh place among the world’s top steel producers by the Iranian calendar year 1404 (March 2025).