Date: 19 September 2023 ، the watch 14:20
News ID: 11162

Steel products export up 15% in 5 months on year

The export of Iran’s steel products has risen 15 percent during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year.

As reported, the country exported 1.341 million tons of steel products during the five-month period of this year, while the figure was 1.166 million tons in the same time span of the previous year.
As previously announced by Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA), the country exported 3.199 million tons of steel products in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20).
Iran’s steel products export fell six percent in 1401, as compared to 1400 when the figure was 3.406 million tons.
The latest report by the World Steel Association (WSA) indicates that Iran’s steel output rose by 4.1 percent in the first seven months of 2023 as compared to the same period in the previous year.
According to the WSA data, Iran produced 18.1 million tons of crude steel in the mentioned seven months.
Iran was ranked eighth among the world’s top steel producers during the first half of 2023, while the country stood in 10th place among the world’s biggest steel producers in the first six months of the previous year.
Production of crude steel in Iran reached 16.1 million tons during the mentioned six months, registering a 4.8 percent increase year on year.

The WSA put the crude steel output by the world’s top 64 producers at about 943.9 million tons in the mentioned time span, 1.1 percent less than the figure for the previous year’s first half.
Iran’s monthly crude steel output stood at 3.2 million tons in June, indicating an increase of 17.4 percent compared to the figure for June 2022. The world’s producers managed to produce 158.8 million tons of steel in the said month to register a 0.1-percent drop year on year.
Iran maintained its place as the world’s seventh steelmaker in June, according to the WSA report.
The country climbed to seventh place among the world’s top steel-producing countries for the first time in May.

The Iranian Steel industry has been constantly developing over the past years against all the pressures and obstacles created by outside forces like the U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak that has severely affected the performance of the world’s top producers.
The country is expected to climb to seventh place among the world’s top steel producers by the Iranian calendar year 1404 (March 2025).

Source: Tehran Times