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China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 Apr 2018 | Calum MacRae

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 


Briefing: Iran's auto industry (2)

31 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s current situation and identifies trends and opportunities in the sector that are now available. This is the second instalment, examining the outlook for natural gas vehicles in Iran, the strategies of Chinese OEMs in Iran and also market segmentation trends..


What potential does Iran hold for the global automotive industry?

24 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s current situation and identifies trends and opportunities in the sector that are now available. This is the first instalment in March's management briefing.


COMMENT - Iran on sanctions end brink as suppliers prepare

15 Jan 2016 | Simon Warburton

As I write this, the world could be just hours away from witnessing the end to one of its most extraordinary and long-running geopolitical sagas – the enduring conundrum that is Iran.


COMMENT: Iran coiled spring bursting to unwind

17 Jul 2015 | Simon Warburton

It's been glacially slow in evolving, but could one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in modern times be about to draw to a close?


Latest news


Defiant Renault will "not abandon" Iran as sanctions loom

29 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault is insisting it will "not abandon" Iran as manufacturers struggle to understand the impact of US sanctions against Tehran.


EC outlines measures to protect businesses in Iran

21 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Sofia have authorised the Commission in Brussels to take steps to protect the interests of companies operating in Iran.


MEDEF sets up hotline for French companies with Iran business

18 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

French business confederation, MEDEF, says it has set up a hotline for companies nervous about what the implications of the US withdrawing from the Vienna Agreement easing sanctions against Iran will be.


France to "protect" Iran interests as US imposes sanctions

15 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

France says it will act to protect its businesses in Iran and has asked the US that sanctions against Tehran do not apply to its interests in the country.


US sanctions move on Tehran "a big mistake" - FIEV Club Iran

11 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV's subsidiary, Club Iran, has branded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement "a big mistake" as Western countries fight to preserve the deal.


Automakers scramble to make sense of US Iran sanctions

10 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

European automakers are urgently attempting to understand the implications of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, as the fallout from Washington's move starts to gather pace.


Autoneum and Ayegh team for Iran component production

13 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoneum has concluded an exclusive licence agreement with automotive supplier, Ayegh Khodro Toos (AKT) for the production and distribution of its multifunctional components for acoustic and thermal management in Iran.


Iran automakers' fiscal H1 sales up 10%

9 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Automakers in Iran booked a 10% year on year increase in sales in the first six months of the current fiscal year which started in March.


Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% growth during the first five months of the current fiscal year that started in March, a local report said.



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