Manufacturing of washing machines increases by 35%


TEHRAN – Washing machine manufacturing in Iran grew 35.1% in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22), compared to the same period last year, according to data released by Industry, Mining, and the Department of Commerce indicate.

As reported, 668,900 washing machines were manufactured during the half of this year.

Home appliance manufacturing rose 78% to 15 million appliances in the last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).

An increase in the manufacture and export of home appliances is also expected for the current year.

Home appliance manufacturing in Iran grew 9.7 percent in the first half of the current year.

Last year, the industry was able to achieve 78% growth despite restrictions on the manufacturing sector, said Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Sadeqi Niaraki, adding: “While foreign brands have left Iran, manufacturers have been able to achieve this leap by relying on national capabilities.

In April, the official said that given the infrastructure and capabilities of Iran’s home appliance industry, the country would be able to become an exporter of such products in the near future, as most of the raw materials necessary for the mentioned sector are produced in the country.

Stating that the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade will certainly support domestic manufacturers and national brands, the official added, “Today we have the manpower, knowledge and infrastructure to do so. on the ground, there is therefore no reason to seek foreign sources to meet the country’s requirements. “

In recent years, the Iranian government has followed a new strategy to support domestic production in order to neutralize the impacts of US sanctions while reducing the economy’s dependence on oil revenues.

The home appliance sector has been one of the pioneers in this regard, and like many other fields, the production of home appliances has seen a significant increase in the past two years, so the production capacity of this Iran’s industry grew 24% in the last Iranian year, and 10 percent the year before.

In early April, the secretary of the Home Appliance Industries Association of Iran said, “We expected to produce around 12 million units, including small and large appliances in the previous year, however. , the figure has risen to around 15 million by the end of the year. , registering a growth of 24% compared to the previous year.

“We have also experienced good growth in after-sales service, product quality improvement, indigenization and exports, so that last year, $ 345 million of home appliance products were exported. Abbas Hashemi added.

Highlighting the advantages of the household appliance industry in Iran, the official said: “The production of household appliances in the country is an advantage considering the cheap energy and labor and the geographical situation of the country, ”he noted.

“This industry should be more supported,” he said.

Regarding the return of foreign brands to the country, Hashemi said, “We must prevent imports of foreign finished products into the country in order to support domestic producers.”

He further noted that foreign companies can invest in this industry and co-produce their products with local manufacturers.



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