Iran Ex­ports Alu­mina to Azer­bai­jan

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TEHRAN - Iran has ex­ported alu­mina to Azer­bai­jan for the first time, Touraj Zare, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Iran Alu­mina Com­pany, said.

Pre­vi­ously, Ta­jik­istan was the only cos­tumer of Iran’s alu­mina, but be­gin­ning from the cur­rent fis­cal year (March 2017) Azer­bai­jan also has started the im­ports, Zare said, the press of­fice of Ira­nian Mines and Min­ing In­dus­tries De­vel­op­ment and Ren­o­va­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion (IMIDRO) re­ported.

The Is­lamic Repub­lic has ex­ported 20,000 tons of alu­mina to Azer­bai­jan and Ta­jik­istan dur­ing the cur­rent fis­cal year, he added.

Alu­mina is a re­fined ver­sion of the raw ore baux­ite. The ma­te­rial is mainly used in alu­minum met­al­lurgy, in­dus­trial ce­ram­ics, and chem­i­cal pro­cess­ing.

Iran Alu­mina Com­pany has pro­duced 154,000 tons of alu­mina dur­ing the cur­rent fis­cal year, which is 3.3 per­cent more com­pared to the pre­ced­ing year, Zare said.

He added that the com­pany’s an­nual out­put is planned to reach 245,000 tons by March 2018.

He fur­ther said that coun­try’s big­gest proven re­serve for baux­ite is Ja­jaram baux­ite mine in North Kho­rasan prov­ince, which has about 36 mil­lion tons of baux­ite.

Zare added that the fig­ure is ex­pected to in­crease to 50 mil­lion tons once the on­go­ing ex­plo­ration op­er­a­tions by the com­pany in the re­gion are fi­nal­ized.

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