Foundry Daily News

Basic metals exports

hit $1.7bn since March 2006

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Increased by 31.5 percent, exports of basic metals during the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2006) hit $1,728,857,000.&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">The basic metals exported during the period comprised 9.6 percent and 13.8 percent of the weight and value of all the nation’s non-oil exports.&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">The weight of the exported metals in the same period grew about five percent and reached to 2,589,339 tons, a report said.&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Iron and steel products accounted for the bulk of the group of the basic metals exported during the 10-month period, however.&nbsp;&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Copper ingots, copper and aluminum products respectively comprised 2.4 percent, 1.8 percent and 1.5 percent of the total exports of this group of metals.&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Also, ferrosilicon products worth $999,000 and other metal products valued at 56,276,000 were exported during the same period.&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Meanwhile, goods valued at around $357,700,000 were exported via the border markets across the country during the period. The figure, however, is indicative of 27.2 percent growth compared with the same period last year.&nbsp;</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Around 19.9 percent of the total goods exchanged through the nation’s border markets were exported via Tamarchin border market, in Piranshahr, a city located northwest of Iran.</font>

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