News ID: 68960
Published: 0743 GMT January 05, 2015

Iran produces over 825,000 cars in nine months

Iran produces over 825,000 cars in nine months

The Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade announced that during March 21-December 21, 2014, Iran produced 825,389 vehicles.

The figure indicates a 64.3-percent growth compared with the corresponding figure of last year, which was 502,367, IRNA reported.

In this period, production of vans, trucks, autobuses and minibuses amounted to 111,362, 12,732, 362 and 104 respectively.

During November 22-December 21, 2014, Iranian automakers manufactured 104,729 cars, which indicate a 35.9-percent increase year-on-year. Of this figure, 89,514 were sedans.

During November 22-December 21, 2013, the figure amounted to 77,063.

In the same period, car manufacturers produced 13,555 vans, 1,649 trucks and 11 minibuses.

Automotive industry is the second-most productive industry of Iran, after oil and gas, accounting for 10 percent of the country's gross domestic product.

There are 25 automakers in Iran, producing both light and heavy vehicles. They have undertaken joint ventures with international counterparts such as Peugeot Citroen (France), Volkswagen (Germany), Nissan (Japan), Toyota (Japan), Kia Motors (South Korea), Proton (Malaysia) and Chery (China).

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