Iran exports $258m carpets in 9 months

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) – Data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Customs Administration shows Iranian producers exported over 12,000 tons of hand-woven carpets and handicrafts worth some $258 million during the past nine months of the current fiscal (March 21, 2018- Dec. 21).

The figure shows a 55% rise in volume but a drastic fall of 22% in terms of value compared to the similar span of last year.

Iran is among the biggest carpet exporters in the world. Persian hand-woven carpets are exported to 80 countries.

Some 5,400 tons of hand-woven carpets worth $424 million were exported during the past fiscal year (March 2017-2018), indicating a 18.11% growth compared to the year before.

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