In its latest monthly report, the World Steel Association has reached 18.6 million tons of Iranian crude steel production in the first eight months of 2020 with a growth of more than 11 percent. This growth comes as the United States imposed sanctions on Iran's metals sector, including steel, in May 2019, adding billions of dollars to the country's coffers.
Conditioning the export of mineral products to prevent the sale of raw materials has been seriously on the agenda of those in charge of this sector in recent years, so that exporters of mineral products are required to "meet the domestic needs of the country", "pursue export currency" and "prevent cheap sales". Export products "; The current situation, according to the head of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade, has led to a significant decrease in the export of "raw iron ore" compared to the same period last year. According to the statistics, before 1998, an average of 22 million tons of crude iron ore was exported from the country, which has now reached less than 3 million tons, and those in charge of this sector hope that with the continuation of this trend, this amount will soon be at a minimum. Reach.