Tehran (IP)- The director of planning and development of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) announced the export of $15 billion of petrochemicals in the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21.

Iran PressIran News: Hassan Abbaszadeh said on Monday on the sidelines of the 9th Petrochemical Industry Excellence Award: “The total export of the petrochemical industry last year was $15 billion, of which $12.7 billion was deposited in the NIMA system.”

The price of Nima currency used to be 4200 tomans, which has recently increased to 28500 tomans.

Importers are supposed to receive dollars for 28,500 tomans to import goods such as flour, cooking oil, chickens, eggs, and sugar among other things.

Abbaszadeh added: “While the total export of petrochemical products in 11 months of this year was about $15 billion, more than 90% of which was supplied in the NIMA system, and petrochemical companies still adhere to meeting their hard currency obligations.”

According to Abbaszadeh, some petrochemical companies are required to supply their products in the domestic market and are not allowed to export, such as Tondgouyan Petrochemical Plan, which is the only producer of polyethylene terephthalate in the country and because of domestic demand, supplies all products in the domestic market. Therefore, it is necessary for such companies to get help from other companies to meet their hard currency needs in order to buy parts, spare parts, or catalysts. 


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