China First Destination of Iran's Exported Iron Ore
Iran exported over 97 percent of its iron ore output to China in the first 6 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).
China was the largest market for Iran's iron ore exports, receiving 97 percent of the Iranian output.
Most of Iran's iron ore exports were non-concentrated iron ore and its concentrates.
In mid-September, the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced that Iran’s iron ore production in the first five months of the current Iranian year (started March 21) exceeded 14.1 million tons, showing a 6 percent growth compared with the corresponding period in the last year.
Last year, Iran discovered huge reserves of high-quality Iron ore in the country's Central Lut desert.
Iran ranks third in Asia and 11th in the world in terms of iron reserves.
Iran is among the 15 major mineral-rich countries and exports its industrial and mineral products to 159 countries, including Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates, India and Afghanistan.
Specifications: COMPONENT RESULT 1. Ash content, not more %0,14 2. Mass fraction of sulphur, not more %0.5 - low sulphur residual oil 3. Temperature of the flash, not less ºC in the closed crucible In the open crucible ºC 110 min 4. The temperature of solidification, not higher ºC 25 5. Kinematics viscosity 118 max 6. Water content 0.5% 7. Mechanical impurities Lower than 0.1% 8. Acidity Lower than 5 mg KOH/ 100ml 9. Alkalinity nil 10. Gross Calorific Value Kcal/kg / KJ/kg Min9200/41300 11. Density at 15.0 deg. C Kg/l 0.8900-0.9200 12. Hydrogen Sulfide Content (H2S) pom 0.5 max 13. Carbon Residual Lower than 7% 14. Vanadium (V) ppm 123 15. Aluminium (Al) ppm 5 16. Silikon (Si) ppm 12 17. Nickel (Ni) ppm 49 18. Asphaltenes m/m 3.6% 19. Destilation @4 mm Hg Extracted to 760 mm Hg Initial Boiling Point deg. C 216 5% recovered deg. C 259 10% recovered deg. C 310 20% recovered deg. C 358 30% recovered deg. C 445 40% recovered deg. C 502 50% recovered deg. C 534 60% recovered deg. C 538 75% recovered deg. C 545 80% recovered deg. C 550 90% recovered deg. C 560 Final Boiling point deg. C 78% Percent Recovered vol %22 Residu vol 22% 0.192% Total Nitrogen m/m 20. Sodium (Na) ppm 15