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Iran becomes major aluminum producer in region with 180,000 tons output

Dubai, March 30, IRNA-Iran's output of aluminum ingot of about 180,000 tons last year turned it into a major producer of the metal in the region.

Iran's aluminum ingot production is expected to rise further to 230,000 tons this year.

Over dlrs 6.4 billion investment was made in the aluminum industry in the region last year and the figure is expected to rise further following the commissioning of aluminum foundries in Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Iran's high potential in aluminum production is on show at the Middle East aluminum fair in Dubai Iran has showcased aluminum ingot and aluminum based products such as profile, fire-resistant bricks, that are applied in foundries.

The UAE and Bahrain are major aluminum producers in the region and Dubai Aluminum Company as well as Bahraini Company Alba are involved in the export of aluminum ingots.

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