Machine-made carpet exports up by 60%
Tehran, Head of the Joint Stock Company of the International Exhibitions of Iran said on Thursday that machine-made carpet exports increased by 60 percent during the first five months to August 22 compared to the figure for the similar period last year.
Abbas Qobadi said on the sidelines of the 10th Exhibition of Floor Covering, Moquette, Machine Made Carpet and Related Industries that the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the leading countries in the machine-made carpet industry.
Over 100 companies are participating in the ongoing exhibition of which four are from foreign countries, he said, noting that Iran is among the top six countries in the field.
Despite restrictions on the ground, Iranian activists have managed to keep the industry active and its products updated, he said.
Iran exports machine-made carpets to 60 countries and holding the exhibition can help introduce Iran's capabilities in the field, Qobadi said.
Last year, Iran exported carpets worth 400 million dollars, but it intends to raise the figure to over 500 million dollars, he said.
The exhibition attended by representatives from Turkey, China and Taiwan opened Thursday in Tehran Permanent Fairground and will continue until September 9.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA