Annual coal output to reach 1.6m tons by March 20

February 4, 2019

TEHRAN- Annual production of coal in Iran will reach 1.6 million tons by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), IRIB reported on Monday citing the data released by Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).

The IMIDRO data put the country’s annual coal output at 1.5 million tons in the past Iranian year.

Meanwhile, as Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani has previously announced, coal extraction increased 25 percent in Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Decemebr 21, 2018) compared to the same period of time in the past year.

The minister said that some 1.25 million tons of coal were extracted during the nine-month period of this year while the figure was about one million tons in the same time span of the previous year.

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