Commodities worth $543m traded at IME in a week

December 19, 2021 - 11:14

TEHRAN- During the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), 2.076 million tons of commodities worth $543 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), with a growth of three percent in value and four percent in weight as compared to the preceding week.

As reported by the IME’s Public Relations and International Affairs Department, the exchange experienced trade of 1.546 million tons of commodities valued at more than $301 million on its metals and mineral trading floor.

Commodities sold on this floor included 1.153 million tons of cement, 247,502 tons of steel, 86,000 tons of sponge iron, 40,000 tons of iron ore, 10,125 tons of aluminum, 7,420 tons of copper, 2,000 tons of cast iron ingots, 1,145 tons of zinc, 140 tons of molybdenum concentrate, 18 tons of precious metals concentrate and 1 kg of gold bars.

Furthermore, the IME saw on both domestic and export pits of its oil and petrochemical trading floor 523,000 tons of commodities worth nearly $239 million.

The IME's customers purchased on this floor 202,000 tons of vacuum bottom, 147,000 tons of bitumen, 80,407 tons of polymeric products, 59,500 tons of lube cut, 29,482 tons of chemicals, 3,641 tons of base oil, 1,000 tons of slops wax, 520 tons of sulfur, 150 tons of argon and 48 tons of insulation.

Last but not least was the IME's side market with 5,395 tons of commodities traded on it.

As previously reported, during the past Iranian calendar month (ended on November 21), 8.961 million tons of commodities worth $2.357 billion were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange, indicating 18 percent rise in the value and 24 percent growth in the weight of trades as compared to its preceding month.

The exchange sold on its metals and minerals trading floor 7.387 million tons of commodities valued at more than $1.42 billion.

Items traded on this floor included 5.176 million tons of cement, 1.452 million tons of steel, 521,000 tons of iron ore, 172,000 tons of sponge iron (DRI), 31,445 tons of aluminum, 30,535 of zinc, 29,100 tons of copper, 560 tons of molybdenum concentrate, 200 tons of metallurgical coke, 81 tons of precious metals concentrate and 63 kg of gold bars.

Furthermore, the exchange saw trade of more than 1.53 million tons of commodities worth almost $907 million on its oil and petrochemical trading floor.

The IME's customers purchased on this floor 447,000 tons of vacuum bottom, 441,510 tons of bitumen, 324,851 tons of polymeric products, 150,081 tons of chemicals, 135,000 tons of lube cut, 15,682 tons of oil, 13,850 tons of sulfur, 546 tons of insulation and 50 tons of argon.

It's worth noting that the IME's agricultural trading floor played host to trading one ton of saffron in this month.

Last was the IME's side market on which the exchange traded 42,795 tons of non-exchange-listed commodities.

The value of trades at Iran Mercantile Exchange in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20) rose 108 percent compared to the preceding year.

During the past year, about 3.5 quadrillion rials (about $83.5 billion) worth of commodities were traded at the mentioned market.

In the past year, several new records were achieved in terms of the volume and value of transactions in the mentioned market’s various floors including the industrial, petroleum, and petrochemical floors.

IME is one of the four major stock markets of Iran, the other three markets are Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), Iran's over-the-counter (OTC) market known also as Iran Fara Bourse (IFB), and Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX).

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