Iran’s hand-made carpet exports hit $279 million
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.13 / Trend F.Milad/
Iran exported hand-made carpets worth $279 million in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (began March 21, 2011), Deputy Director of Iran National Hand-Made Carpet Center Mehdi Kateb told the IRNA news agency.
He said the country is planning to export hand-made carpets worth $600 million by the end of the year.
Head of Iran's National Carpet Center Feysal Merdasi has predicted that Iran's carpet exports in the current Iranian calendar year (to end on March 20, 2012) will increase by 12 percent compared to the last year.
Iran exported $556 million worth of handmade carpets in the previous calendar year, up 12 percent year on year. The amount showed some 4-percent increase in terms of weight in comparison to its preceding year.
The United Arab Emirates and Germany were the main destinations for Persian carpets.
Japan, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, and Lebanon also were among major importers of the Iranian carpets.