Located in middle east and surrounded by sees, Iran is one of the 10 major mineral-rich countries. Here we talk about What necessary things that we should know about mining in Iran.
57 billion tons of 68 types of minerals have found in Iran in 2014. which is 7% of world’s total mineral reserves.
Iran Known as world’s largest zinc reserve. It also holds world ninth largest copper, 12th largest Iron and 11th largest lead.
Nowadays about 30 percent of the Iranian’s investment has been made in the mining industry.
Based on USGS reports, Iran was 8th largest Iron ore supplier of the world in the 2008.
Iranian miners extract and shipped 33 million tons of Iron ore, fins and concentrate in that year.
Iran’s share of global metals and minerals trade was 1% in 2018.
Iran had exported its minerals to China, UEA, Afghanistan, Kuwait and India.
China has imported about 17 million tons of mineral which worth 2.2 billion dollars from Iran in 2018.
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