Crude steel output in Iran jumps 27.6% in 4 months on year: WSA

May 26, 2018

TEHRAN- Production of crude steel in Iran stood at 8.127 million tons during January-April of this year, indicating 27.6 percent rise from the figure of the same period of time in 2017, according to World Steel Association (WSA).

The country’s crude steel output stood at 6.369 million tons during the first four months of the past year.

The WSA has previously announced that Iran’s steel production in the first quarter of 2018 has risen 47 percent from the figure of the same period of time in 2017.

Iran produced 21.884 million tons of crude steel and 19.776 million tons of steel products in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), showing 19 percent and 9 percent rise, respectively, year on year, according to the data released by Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).

The IMIDRO data also indicate that the country exported 6.872 million tons of crude steel and 1.623 million tons of steel products in the past calendar year, with 84-percent growth, and 10-pecent fall, respectively, from the year before, IRIB reported.

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