|Companies from 12 countries attending Iran’s tile and ceramic exhibit||
TEHRAN – The 22nd international tiles, ceramics, and sanitary ware exhibition of Iran (Cerafair 2014) opened on Sunday at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.
In addition to Iranian companies, 45 firms from 12 countries, including Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Russia, China, and Turkey are participating in the 4-day event, the IRNA news agency reported.
Iran is currently the 4th leading producer and exporter of tile and ceramic products in the world.
The country produced 550 million square meters of tile and ceramic products, and exported over $450 million worth of the products in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, Iranian Deputy Industry Minister Ja’far Sarqini said on the sidelines of the exhibition.
He said that Iran has a potential to boost exports to $1 billion over the course of 4-5 years.
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