Over 197,000 cars manufactured in a quarter

July 29, 2019 - 0:51

TEHRAN- Iranian carmakers manufactured 197,777 vehicles during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21), IRNA reported citing the data released by Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry.

The ministry’s data show that car manufacturing in Iran has fallen 40.8 percent in the three-month period of this year from 334,328 cars manufactured in the same time span of the previous year.

Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani has said that the policy of domestic manufacturing of auto parts should be seriously followed up.

The minister also stressed that in this due the capable manufacturers should be seriously supported.

In mid-May, Rahmani issued a directive on “strengthening domestic manufacturing of imported auto parts”.

Addressing two of his deputies, Farshad Moqimi, deputy for industrial affairs, and Mohammad-Baqer Ali, the board chairman of Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO), the minister put emphasis on using the highest potential of human resources for strengthening domestic manufacturing of auto parts which are currently imported to the country.

Highlighting the orders of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on supporting production in the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 21), which is named the year of “Pickup in Production” by the supreme leader, Rahmani stressed that cooperation among all car makers, auto part manufacturers, knowledge-based companies and enterprises is vital for strengthening domestic manufacturing of imported auto parts.

This movement should be all-out promoted to combat sanctions and also prevent from exit of foreign currency from the country, the minister noted.

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