According to the report of public relations of IMIDRO, during the period under review, Iran imported over $1.6 billion mineral and mining industries products registering a 17% decrease YOY.
Likewise, copper and steel exports up 93 percent and 74 percent YOY.
Iraq has the lion share of Iran mineral exports with $536 million followed by China ($491 million) and United Arab Emirates ($481 million) while Qatar with $28.1million, Turkmenistan with $28.06 million and Netherlands with $27.9 million are at the bottom of the table.
Total volume of exports was 21 million tons. Steel chain accounts for 4 million tons, copper chain 201thousand tons and aluminum 53 thousand tons. Moreover, Iran exported $1.8 billion of steel chain products, $449 million copper chain and $119 million of ore during the first four- month of current Iranian year (March21-July22).
Likewise, Iran imported 1.424 million tons minerals which steel chain with 541 thousand tons, coal and coke with 244 thousand tons and alumina powder and related products with 135 thousand tons ranked in first, second and third places respectively.
Value of steel import reached $483 million, aluminum$66 million and alumina powder $72 million.