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Iran's carpet exports gross $427mn last calendar year
Jul '13
The exports of handwoven carpets fetched US$ 427 million for Iran during the last Iranian calendar year that ended on March 20, 2013, according to the National Carpet Centre.
From March 20, 2012 to March 20, 2013, the global trade in handwoven carpets reached US$ 1.35 billion, out of which Iran’s share was US$ 427 million, Mohammad Baqer Alikhani, head of the carpet centre, said, FARS News Agency reported.
Mr. Alikhani said Iran’s competitors in global handwoen carpet market are India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China.
He said Iran can further increase its exports to international markets by extending promotional activities and sending trade delegations to identify and explore new markets.
Identified as one of the most illustrious expressions of the Persian culture, Persian carpets are known for their intricate design and skilful making.
Over 1.2 million weavers in Iran engage in carpet weaving and produce around five million square meters of carpets each year, 80 percent of which are exported. 
Last calendar year, Iran exported around US$ 560 million worth of hand-woven carpets to 50 countries, including Japan, Italy and Germany.
Traditionally the US, China, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Central and South Africa and several neighbouring countries are the major export destinations for Iran-made Persian carpets.

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