Iran Mining News

  • Iran Mineral Trade Surplus Rises to $3.8b (Mar-Oct)
    Iran's trade surplus of mineral products increased to $3.8 billion at the end of the seventh month of the current fiscal year on Oct. 22, the latest official data show. Iran exported about 34.98...
  • Iran Mineral Trade Surplus Rises to $3.5 Billion
    Iran's trade surplus of mineral products increased notably to reach $3.5 billion at the end of the first half of the current fiscal year on Sept. 22, the latest official data show. Iran exported...
  • Copper Concentrate Output Sees 12% Growth
    Major Iranian copper producers produced 488,859 tons of copper concentrate during the first five months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Aug. 22), which indicates a 12% growth compared with...
  • Mineral Trade Surplus Hits $2.9b
    Iran exported more than 25.47 million tons of mineral products worth over $4.41 billion during the first five months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Aug. 22), down 9.2% in tonnage and up 12%...
  • Copper Concentrate Exports Exceed $115m
    Iran exported 117,103 tons of copper concentrates worth $115.43 million during the first five months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Aug. 22). This was announced in the Islamic Republic of...
  • Iran Crypto Mining Set to Take Off
    Days after a high-ranking official announced that Iran’s government has embraced cryptocurrency mining, another peer has said requirements are in place to develop the industry quickly. “Sales of...
  • Nakhlak Lead, Zinc Plant Comes Back on Stream
    Nakhlak Lead and Zinc Plant officially came back on stream, adding 4,000 tons to Iran’s annual lead concentrate capacity, a deputy industries minister announced during a visit to Nakhlak Mineral...
  • $5.5b Worth of New Mining Projects Underway
    The Iranian mining sector is expecting new projects to come on stream by March 2019 with an investment of $5.5 billion. According to the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade, Iranian Mines and...
  • 29% Rise in Mouteh Gold Output
    Mouteh Gold Mine produced 175 kilograms of gold ingots during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), registering a 29% growth compared with last year’s corresponding...
  • Lead, Zinc Ore Extractions See 84% Rise
    Major Iranian lead and zinc producers extracted 497,749 tons of ores during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), which indicates an 84% rise in production compared...
  • Major Copper Mine Plans Capacity Expansion
    Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex is planning to boost its copper concentrate output capacity from the current 600,000 tons to over 1 million tons by 2022, the company’s deputy manager, Mohammad Ziaodini...
  • A total of 6.28 million tons of slab, bloom, billet and ingot were produced during the period under review.
    A total of 15 million tons of iron ore concentrate were produced in Iran during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22) to register a 22% growth compared with last year’...
  • Mining PPI Inflation at 22% in Q1
    The Producer Price Index for the mining sector in the 12 months ending June 21, which marks the end of spring, increased by 22% compared with the corresponding period of last year, the Statistical...
  • DRI Exports Banned
    The government has banned the export of direct-reduced iron to increase supply to local downstream plants. The directive was conveyed to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration by the...
  • Bauxite Mine Ecological  Damage Draws Public Ire
    Following growing debate over the environmental impact of Bauxite mining in Mount Shahvar in Shahroud, Semnan Province, Deputy Minister for Industries, Mining and Trade Jafar Sarqeini made a trip...
  • Lead, Zinc Ore Extraction Increases 86%
    Major Iranian lead and zinc producers extracted a total of 387,057 tons of ores during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 21-June 21), indicating an 86% uptick in production...
  • IMIDRO Outlines Q1 Downstream, Upstream Steel Performance
    A total of 11.22 million tons of iron ore concentrate was produced in Iran during the first three months of the current fiscal year (March 21-June 21), to register a 20% growth compared with last...
  • IMIDRO Concludes Largest Aerial Geophysical Survey
    Iran’s largest mining holding has concluded the last stage of its largest aerial geophysical survey in the western Kurdestan Province. The state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries...
  • Copper Concentrate Output Up 11%
    Copper concentrate produced by major Iranian copper firms reached 313,273 tons during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 21-June 21), which indicates an 11% growth compared with...
  • IMIDRO Expanding Mineral Exploration
    Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization invested 1.14 trillion rials ($27.2 million) in mineral exploration projects in the last fiscal (March 2017-18),...
  • 40 Tons of Gold Reserves Discovered
    Gold deposits discovered in Iranian mineral zones have added 40 tons to the country’s reserves, deputy minister of industries, mining and trade said on Monday. “New reserves have been discovered in...
  • Mineral Projects Worth $2.3b Launched in Fiscal 2017-18
    Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization inaugurated 23 mineral projects worth $2.3 billion in collaboration with the private sector last fiscal year (March 2017-...
  • Ample Growth in Mining Insurance Coverage
    There has been a substantial growth in the value of coverage provided by Mining Investment Insurance Corporation to investors in the mining sector in the previous Iranian year (ended March 20, 2018...
  • 2 Copper Projects Worth $340m to Come on Stream
    Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization plans to establish $340 million worth of copper projects during the second half of the current fiscal year (starting Sept...
  • Kerman to Host 2 Int’l Mining Expos Next Week
    The Sixth International Exhibition of Mining, Mineral Industries and Mineral Processing as well as the Fourth International Exhibition of Mining and Road Construction Machinery will be held...

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