However, after the emergence of sanctions and economic problems, tire production has also been overshadowed.
Parviz Akhavan, Vice President of the Tire Manufacturers Association, also pointed out that tire factories are now operating at less than half their capacity, in a letter to the Minister of Industry, Mining and Commerce and Deputy Ministers. Continued production was warned in these conditions.
He went on to point out the problem of producing heavy-duty tires, saying that the government currency is hardly earmarked for the production of these types of tires, while dealers and traders get government currency easily for tire imports.
Ramin Norgholiipour, a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Industries and Mines, also pointed to problems in the tire industry, saying that much of the raw material needed for tire production, such as imported resin, and the exchange rate hike over the past year had an impact on tire prices. It is expensive.
"Although the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Commerce put tire imports on the market to regulate the market, the market still faces problems such as price, hoarding, and so on," he said.
She. "Since the coin, gold, currency, housing and car markets have been somewhat controlled, liquidity in the community has shifted to other markets, and the tire market is one of the destinations that dealers can easily profit from. To bring.
A member of the Parliamentary Committee on Industries and Mines of the Islamic Consultative Assembly on the ability of domestic producers to produce tires added: "Domestic producers cannot fully meet market demand and imports are still needed."
Norgholi Pour continues: Part of the currency allocated to imports can be paid to the domestic producer to enable the factories' inactive capacity.
A member of the Parliamentary Committee on Industries and Mines said that tire prices should also fall in recent weeks as the exchange rate declined. It should also be noted that market segments tend to use imported tires and not all people are required to The use of domestic tire, therefore, must be further supported by domestic policy by adopting appropriate policy in addition to preventing monopoly in this area.
But Mustafa, the sole spokesman for the Iranian Tire Industry Association, said in an interview with the Automobile Reporter about the resumption of currency allocation to tire makers that had been suspended for about a month for unknown reasons. The center starts and is assigned to register orders made by the factories in turn, respectively.
He added: "Definitely, short-term currency allocation cannot affect production, because it is time-consuming to get foreign currency to supply raw materials and then transport raw materials to the country's ports and clearance."