Mahdiabad Mineral Complex extracted 141,976 tons of lead and zinc minerals during March 21-June 21, according to figures released by Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) on Sunday.
Iran and the US will lead the global polyethylene market capacity growth, which is poised to increase from 110.5 million tons per annum (mtpa) in 2017 to 150.9 mtpa in 2026, said GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Iran's lead and zinc exports during the five-year period to March 2018 reflected an increasing trend despite the shortage of raw materials faced by the domestic industry, according to figures by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
On Friday, US President Donald Trump carried his protectionist promises to another level and slapped tariffs on more than $34 billion worth of Chinese products. And this is just the beginning. Another $16 billion is on its way in two weeks from now, adding to a total of $50 billion of Chinese goods that would be charged a 25 percent import tax at US borders. And yet even more is to come. Trump has threatened another $500 billion worth of Chinese goods with tariffs if China retaliates. On Thursday, Trump said that initially, "34 [billion], and then you have another 16 in two weeks and then as you know we have 200 billion in abeyance and then after the 200 billion we have 300 billion in abeyance. Ok? So we have 50 plus 200 plus almost 300."
An alliance headed by Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr and a rival bloc of former fighters appeared to surge Monday in surprise preliminary results from Iraq's first poll since the defeat of the Daesh terror group.