Minerals, mining exports rise 9.5% in H1

October 15, 2018 - 22:26

TEHRAN- The value of Iran’s minerals and mining exports stood at $5.1 billion during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), rising 9.5 percent from the figure of the same period of time in the past year.

In terms of weight, the exports from this sector fell 9.6 percent, IRIB reported citing the data released by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).

The worth of Iran’s minerals and mining exports stood at $9 billion in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20, 2018), according to Mehdi Karbasian, the head of IMIDRO.
As Karbasian announced in late February, by the end of the present Iranian year, about $6 billion of new projects will be inaugurated in Iranian mining sector.

Iran is one of the top 10 mineral-rich countries where 68 types of minerals have been identified so far, including the world’s largest deposits of copper, zinc and iron ore, which are tempting international investors.

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