SPOTLIGHT: Rebar imports to Iran plummet as local mills raise output

May 02, 2012 | 10:56 AM |

Imports of rebar into Iran have fallen to almost nothing in the past few months, on rising domestic production and high customs duties. “It is [now] about four or five months since we had imports of debar [rebar] into Iran, while we imported 30,000-90,000 tpm in 2011, according to Iranian customs,” a trader told Metal Bulletin. “We saw the highest import volumes in December 2010, when Iran imported about 136,000 tonnes of debar,” he added. “Iran used to import debar mainly from Russia and Ukraine but it....

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