Major steelmakers export over 4.7mn tons in 10 months

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s major steelmakers exported more than 4.715 million tons in the 10 months of the current Iranian calendar (March 21 – Jan. 21), so that Khuzestan province accounts for about 39 percent of country’s total steel production share.

According to the statistical tables of large steelmaking companies [including Khuzestan Steel Co. (KSC) and Esfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel Company (EMSCO)], country’s total exports volume experienced a significant 19 percent decline in 10 months of current year (March 21 – Jan. 21) as compared to the same period of last year.

Total steel exports volume of the mentioned company in the current Iranian month of Dey (Dec. 21 – Jan. 21) hit 349,597 tons, showing a considerable 49 percent slump as compared to the last year’s corresponding period.

Moreover, rebar exports registered a considerable growth in Esfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel Company (EMSCO), so that 3,849 tons of rebar was exported from the country in the Iranian month of Dey (Dec. 21 – Jan. 21), recording a significant 149 percent growth as compared to the same period of last year.

In this regard, Khuzestan Steel Company exported 1,840,000 tons of steel in 10-month period (March 21 – Jan. 21), 175,971 tons of which was produced in the company from Dec. 21, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019.

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