Iran’s five-month steel production hikes by 11%

 Iranian steel mills produced a total of 9.328 million tons of crude steel during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22). According to the data released by the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the figure indicates a 10.8% increase compared with last year’s corresponding period, when the country’s steel output stood at 8.42 million tons.