Exports of handmade carpets jump 31% in 8 months

December 27, 2017

TEHRAN- Iran exported $270 million worth of hand-woven carpets during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 21, 2017) registering a 31 percent rise compared to last year’s same period.

As reported by IRNA, Mohammad-Mehdi Farshchi, deputy marketing director of National Carpet Center of Iran, said some $359 million worth of handmade carpets were exported in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), “a figure that we hope to exceed by yearend.”

Some $153 million worth of hand-woven carpets were exported during the first half of the current calendar year (March 21-September 22), showing an increase of 13 percent year on year, he added.

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