Tehran, Iran, March 2
Iran has produced 40 million tons of petrochemical products during past nine months of current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018).
"The volume of petrochemical production has increased by less than 1 percent compared to last Iranian year (started March 21, 2017)," said Director General of Chemical and Cellulosic Industries Parvin Nabati, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"The petrochemical and cellulosic industries had the similar production as last year and in some cases the production level grew," she added.
"During past nine months of current year, 174,000 tons of tire have been produced increasing 1.1 percent compared to last year," she said.
She indicated: "The production of paper was 590,000 tons increasing 2.2 percent compared to last year."
"The MDF production was 1.55 million cubic meters rising 21 percent, while the particle board production dropped 9 percent to 485,000 tons due to low consumption," she added.
She noted: "Engine and industrial oil production was 496,000 tons showing a 58 percent rise, while during the period production of agricultural pesticides fell 24 percent to 19,800 tons indicating a low demand."
Iran's petrochemical exports from March 21 until October 22 reached 12.641 million tons worth $7.445 billion.