Iran’s textile and leather sector’s exports value have increased by 18 % to USD908 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 TPOI Trade Promotion Organization of Iran for exports development.
Iran exported USD 279 million worth of textile (+23 %) and clothing products (+ 32 %). The export of textile products to Turkey increased by 45 %, clothing exports to Afghanistan raised by 37 %.
Carpet export has touch worth USD 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 % in the period.
The export of machine-made carpet increased by 10 %, meanwhile the country’s hand-made carpet exports registered a rise by 28 % 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.