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Iran - a key region looks forward to welcoming you

Iran is one of the largest and most heavily populated countries in the Middle East. It has a developed and distinct economic structure in a strategically important region with more than 300 million consumers. The country is rich in natural resources.

Construction industry

Iran's construction industry is characterized by strong demand for housing, infrastructure development and modernization as well as industrial expansion.

  • Expansion of the rail network from its current length of 9,000 km to a total of 25,000 km in the next four years.
  • Road network: 1,200 km of motorway under construction, 1,300 km in the project phase and an additional 3,000 km being planned.
  • When it comes to producing energy, hydroelectric power plants play a key role. Some 150 dams have been built during the last 30 years, and another 84 are under construction or in planning.
  • Iran is the fourth-largest cement manufacturer in the world, with annual production of 70 million tons.
  • Because Iran's population is younger than average, approximately one million new apartments are needed every year.

Mining industry

The Iranian mining sector is rich in metallic and non-metallic mineral reserves.

  •  Extraction of iron ore and non-ferrous ore, precious metals, etc. from 5,574 exploited mines and export volume of USD 8.1 billion per year.
  • Largest zinc reserves worldwide and second-largest copper reserves.
  • Iran is one of the most important mineral producers in the world.
  • It has 68 types of minerals including iron ore, coal, gold, lead, zinc, copper, etc. worth an estimated USD 700 billion.
  • Mines and mining industries currently employ more than 620,000 people in Iran.
  • An estimated USD 40 billion in investments are needed for Iran to reach its production capacity targets.

Natural stone industry

Iran has a long tradition of stone working, as evidenced by the country's many fascinating sites of unique beauty.

  • Iran's natural stone reserves are among the largest in the world.
  • Currently a total of 9 million tons are extracted from more than 500 quarries and processed by some 5,000 processing plants each year.
  • Approximately 100 stone factories invest USD 200 million in expansion and modernization each year.


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