TEHRAN, Iran, Oct.26
Iran's crude steel production is declining by reaching 12.8 million tons during the first half of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2021), Trend reports citing IRNA.
Production of crude steel and steel products have decreased 9.5 percent and 3.7 percent compared to the same period in the last Iranian year (started March 20, 2020) that was mainly due to power outages in steel manufacturing factories.
Aluminum ingot production had grown 27 percent and four major manufacturing factories produced 265,800 tons in this period.
Meanwhile, copper cathode production has also increased 3.7 percent during the first half of the current year to 150,700 tons.
Statistics show other industrial sectors including cement, alumina, and coal concentrate production have declined due to power cuts across the country during this period.