Iran exports handmade carpets to 80 countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 27/ Trend F.Milad/
Iran exported over $560 million worth of handmade carpets to 80 countries in the past calendar year, which ended on March 19, the ISNA news agency reported.
According to Customs Administration data, the carpet exports rose by 0.8 per cent in value, but decreased by 15.4 per cent in weight, compared to the year before.
Germany, the UAE, and Italy were the main destinations for the Iranian carpets, accounting for $107.9 million, $102 million, and $29.9 million of the imports respectively.
Pakistan, Japan, Britain, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden and Qatar, also imported Iranian handmade carpets last year.
Iran has developed plans to export as much as $1 billion worth of carpets in the current calendar year, said the head of the National Carpet Center.
"Carpet is of great importance amongst the non-oil exports of the Islamic Republic," Baqer Aqa-Alikhani said, adding that boosting carpet exports to UAE and China has been highlighted, Mehr news agency reported.