Iranian iron ore concentrate monthly output rises

Posted on 04 June 2018

Source: Kallanish Steel

Iran’s main producers reported a 30% year-on-year increase in iron ore concentrate production in the first month of the current Iranian year through beginning 21 March 2018.

Output was 3.88 million tonnes, Kallanish learns from the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (Imidro).

The largest producer was Gol Gohar with 1.55mt, followed by Chadormalu with 749,000t and Central Iron Ore with 461,000t. Next came Middle East Mines and Mineral Industry Development (Midhco) with 530,000t, Gohar Zamin with 380,000t and Sangan Opal Parsian with 241,000t.

Merchant run-of-mine ore output at six major Iranian miners, meanwhile, plunged by -27% in the first month of the Iranian year to 355,255t.

Sangan Iron Ore Complex was the biggest producer with 157,591t, followed by Central Iron Ore with 94,800t, Iranian Central Plateau Iron Ore Mines Complex with 63,569t, and Chadormalu with 370,000t. Mishdovan Iron Ore Company and Jalalabad Iron Ore Company produced 8,910t and 6,760t respectively.  

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