Iran Industry & Mining
Steel, weaving, food processing, car, electrical and Electronics Industries are among the key industries in the Iran.
Iran now produces a wide range of manufactured commodities, such as telecommunications equipment, industrial machinery, paper, rubber products, steel, food products, wood and leather products, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. Iran is also known throughout the world for its hand-woven carpets. The traditional craft of making these Persian rugs contributes substantially to rural incomes and is one of Irans’ most important export industries
The pharmaceuticals, paper, sugar, packaging, and textile segments have been identified as key growth areas of the industrial sector by the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran.
Industrial output continued to grow into 2012, buoyed by the strong mining and steel sectors. Advances in aerospace and agri-business are also firming up the manufacturing sector.
• Iran produced 1.4 million cars from 2Q2011 to 1Q2012. Total sales, including imported and domestically produced vehicles, totaled $18.8 billion.
• A booming auto industry requires a booming auto parts industry. Iran has just that. Now supplying much of the industry’s needs, producers are ramping up exports.
Iran is rich not only in oil and gas, but in mineral deposits’, as well. Iran has the world’s largest zinc reserves and second-largest reserves of copper. It also has important reserves of iron. Uranium, lead, chromate ,manganese, coal and gold .In addition to the major coal mines found in khorasan razavi,kerman,semnan,mazandaran,and gilan, a number of smaller mines are located north of Tehran and in Azarbayjan and Esfahan provinces.
Deposits of lead, zinc and other minerals are widely scattered throughout the country. The mines at sar cheshmeh in Kerman province contain the world’s second largest lode of copper ore. The government owns