Import of four million truck tires in government currency
The head of the Tire Manufacturers Association, complaining that the central bank has not allocated foreign currency to the tire factories for nearly three months, said only $ 50 million would be enough for all tire manufacturers to renovate production lines.
Reza Ganji said at a news conference that we are currently in peak demand for Eid Night in the tire market, noting that these conditions apply only to Pride, Samand and Peugeot cars, all of which are in the country. it is produced. This year, tire manufacturers have produced 1.5 million tires compared to last year, a figure that fully meets domestic demand.
He pointed out that the tire industry in the country has nine factories that supply more than 80% of the tire, adding: In the ten months of this year the company has produced two hundred and eleven thousand tons of tire, which is four thousand tons more than last year. Is.
Ganji also said about the ban on tire imports: "Eighty percent of market demand is now supplied internally and the remaining twenty percent is for the bulk of truck tires, and now the deficit has been remedied."
He complained that the central bank had not allocated foreign currency to the tire factories for about three months, stating that about thirty percent of tire raw materials (tire chemicals) were imported and the remaining seventy percent were supplied from within the country.
Manufacturers get only 30 percent currency, but a merchant who imports a full tire receives 100 percent currency for imports, the president of the Tire Manufacturers Association said. For example, if a tire is priced at twenty dollars, we will only receive six dollars, while the tire importer will receive all twenty dollars.
* Import four million truck tires with government currency
"We have a problem when we have about 300,000 truck tire shortages in the country, because nearly four million tires are in government currency," he said.
"If the plant is set up, the country will need all the tires and will no longer need to import tires," the head of the Tires Association said, referring to a tire project in Kurdistan. This project requires, for example, one hundred and fifty million currencies, and the importation of free-currency tire-making machines is not economical, since it eventually becomes depreciated after ten years of use and this increases the depreciation of the finished price.
"Some tire makers are at a loss for production," he said, stressing that "we have given support to the organization that they will spend three and a half million tomans but the approved price for The sale is two million USD! These prices will increase producers' losses every day.
According to Ganji, the rent in the government currency will eventually reach the distributor, not the factory, because we have to sell at the approved price. The government currency is completely rent, and this currency should not be allocated to not only the tire but also other things.
The president of the Association of Tire Manufacturers said that if only $ 50 million in currency were to be used for this class and we would build another tire factory, he said that only $ 50 million would be enough for all tire manufacturers to renovate old lines. While tire imports alone cost $ 400 million in currency.