Local producers manufactured 52.9% more washing machines in the seven months to Oct. 21 compared with last year’s same period: 549,600 washing machines over 355,300, figures released by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade show. 

Over 1.16 million refrigerators and freezers were manufactured by domestic producers during the seven months, registering a 24.6% rise year-on-year. However, the production of evaporative coolers saw an 18.1% decline to reach 697,500 this year, IRNA reported. 

“A total of 650,000 television sets were produced during the period under review, registering a 30% increase year-on-year,” Mohammad Reza Shahidi, secretary of the Association of Audiovisual Device Producers, said.  

Despite all problems, including the decline in allocation of foreign currency and shortage of raw materials, the domestic production of home appliances has been on the rise in recent months. 


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