Tehran to host handmade carpet expo

Business Materials 17 August 2010 15:57 (UTC +04:00)

The 19th edition of Iran's handmade carpet exhibition will be held at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds from September 23 to 29.

Some 100 tradespersons from 60 countries have been invited to the event, the Mehr News Agency reported.

Iran exported 2,440 tons of handmade carpets worth $151.05 million in the first four months of the current calendar year (started March 21, 2010).

The figure shows a 41.1 percent increase in terms of value and 47.35 percent rise in terms of volume in comparison to the same period previous year.

Previously, the director of Iran National Carpet Center Faisal Mardasi said that the value of handmade carpets exports will reach $500 million by the end of the current year.