According to an Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) official statement, Iran’s major aluminium producers produced 151,691 tonnes of aluminium during the five-month period from March 21 to August 22, registering a growth of 10 per cent from the same period of 2017.

IMIDRO data registered an aluminium output of 137,473 tons during the five-month period of 2017.

Last month, Deputy Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mehdi Karbasian announced that a large aluminium production plant with a capacity of 300,000-tonne per year will be put into operation in the south of Iran by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019).

The plant will be the largest and most modern aluminium production plant in Iran. Karbasian added that construction is currently underway at South Aluminum Corp (Salco).