TEHRAN- During the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday), 2.544 million tons of commodities worth $609 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).
As reported by the IME’s Public Relations and International Affairs Department, the exchange traded on its metals and minerals trading floor 2.007 million tons of commodities valued at almost $357 million.
On this floor the IME sold 1,113,380 tons of cement, 345,000 tons of iron ore, 382,942 tons of steel, 139,000 tons of sponge iron, 16,745 tons of zinc, 8,225 tons of aluminum, 8,710 tons of copper, 200 tons of molybdenum concentrate, 200 tons of coke and 29 kg of gold bars.
It’s worth noting that the IME also traded 2 units of apartment on its real estate trading floor.
Furthermore, the IME saw on both domestic and export pits of its oil and petrochemical trading floor 526,752 tons of commodities worth nearly $245 million.
Commodities traded on this floor included 92,389 tons of polymeric products, 217,050 tons of vacuum bottom, 48,900 tons of lube cut, 30,877 tons of chemicals, 1,800 tons of sulfur, 4,964 tons of base oil, 250 tons of insulation and 129,168 tons of bitumen.
The IME also traded within the same week 10,265 tons of commodities on its side market.
As previously reported, 10.311 million tons of commodities worth $2.2 billion were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange during the past Iranian calendar month Mordad (ended on August 22).
The exchange traded on both domestic and export rings of its oil and petrochemical trading floor 1.827 million tons of commodities valued at more than $864 million.
The IME’s customers purchased on this floor 547,600 tons of vacuum bottom, 532,275 tons of bitumen, 321,756 tons of polymeric products, 149,500 tons of lube cut, 134,590 tons of chemicals, 110,125 tons of sulfur, 22,017 tons of oil, 2,000 tons of slops wax and 1,300 tons of insulation.
Furthermore, the exchange saw trade of 8.443 million tons of commodities worth more than $1.4 billion on its metals and minerals trading floor.
Items traded on this floor included 4,231,000 tons of cement, 1,253,000 tons of steel, 2,374,000 tons of iron ore, 371,500 tons of sponge iron, 46,555 tons of aluminum, 114,875 tons of zinc, 25,701 tons of copper, 730 tons of molybdenum concentrate, 500 tons of coke, 60 tons of precious metals concentrate, 91 kg of gold bars and 600 dignity and fidelity SUV automobiles.
The IME also traded within the month 40,997 tons of commodities on its side market.
The value of trades at Iran Mercantile Exchange rose 102 percent, and the volume of trades at the exchange increased 128 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20), which was the highest level of growth in the history of the exchange since its establishment.
Statistical data show that in the past year, in addition to new records in the volume and value of trades of different products, 10 major records in total value and physical market trades were registered. In a way that besides the total value of trades, the volume and value of physical market trades, the volume, and value of industrial products and petrochemicals trades, the value of oil products trades and the volume and value of side market trades all hit records.
IME is one of the four major stock markets of Iran, the other three markets are Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), Iran’s over-the-counter (OTC) market known also as Iran Fara Bourse (IFB), and Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX).