Iran’s textile sector sees upward trend in exports

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-01-15 11:00:00 – Tehran

Iran’s textile and leather sector’s exports value have increased by 18 percent to $908 million during the first eight months of the current fiscal year (started March 20, 2017). The sector covers textile and clothing products, shoe and leather products as well as carpet, according to Masoud Kamali Ardakani, director general of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran(TPOI) for exports development.

Iran exported $279 million worth of textile (23 percent increase) and clothing products‎ (32 percent increase). The export of textile products to Turkey increased by 45 percent, clothing exports to Afghanistan raised by 37 percent.

Carpet export has touch worth $512 million (including hand-made carpet) in the 8-month period. The export of hand-made carpets to Germany and Japan has increased by 66 percent in the period.

The export of machine-made carpet increased by 10 percent, meanwhile the country’s hand-made carpet exports registered a rise by 28 percent in the period, the official added.

The US, Germany, Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, India, Italy and Pakistan are main destinations of Iran’s textile and leather sector’s exports.

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