Iran’s exports of steel products up 19 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.6 / Trend G.Mehdi/
Exports of steel products from Iran grew by 19 percent in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, compared to the same period in last year, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Over $362.8 million worth of steel products were exported during the seven-month period, compared with $305 million in the same period last year.
Industry, Mine, and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari has said Iran will become one of the world's main steel exporters by March 2016.
He added that despite global economic sanctions, the country's steel output increased by 5 million tons during the past two years, reaching 17 million tons.