Last year Iran's output of aluminum ingot amounted to 180,000 tons making the country a major regional producer of this metal. Iran's aluminum ingot production is projected to climb further to 230,000 tons this year.
Over US$6.4 billion investment was made in the aluminum industry in the region last year and the figure is expected to rise further following the commissioning of aluminum foundries in Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
According to IRNA, Iran's high potential in aluminum production is on show at the Middle East aluminum fair in Dubai.
Iran has showcased aluminum ingot and aluminum based products such as profile, fire-resistant bricks, that are applied in foundries.