Iran targets $1 billion carpet exports for calendar year
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 7/ Trend F.Milad/
Iran has developed plans to export as much as $1 billion worth of carpets in the current calendar year, which began on March 20, said the head of the National Carpet Center Baqer Aqa-Alikhani, Mehr news agency reported.
"Carpet is of great importance in non-oil exports of the Islamic Republic," Aqa-Alikhani said, adding that boosting carpet exports to UAE and China has been highlighted.
Iran exported some $439 million worth of handmade carpets in the first ten months of the past calendar year, which ended on March 19.
The United Arab Emirates, Germany and Lebanon were the main destinations for the Persian carpets.
The value of Iran's handmade carpet exports was anticipated to hit $600 million in the past calendar year.