UAE main importer of Persian rugs

Chairman of Iran’s National Carpet Center Faisal Mardassi says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the main importer of hand-woven Persian carpets from the Islamic Republic.

Mardassi said on Sunday that the UAE, Germany, Italy, Japan and Lebanon are respectively the biggest importers of Iran’s hand-woven carpets, IRIB reported.
He added that Malaysia, China and South Africa are among the new markets for Iran’s hand-woven carpets.
The Iranian official pointed out that the exports of hand-woven Persian carpets will grow in value to reach USD 600 million in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2011).

Earlier this month, chairman of Iran’s National Carpet Center announced that exports of hand-woven Persian carpets to China multiplied 12 times in the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2012) compared to the previous year.
He further said that Iran’s carpet exports to China have the potential to be increased to USD 50 million.

According to official sources, Iran exported nearly 7,000 tons of carpet worth almost USD 450 million in 2010.
Iran exports carpets to more than 100 countries, as the country’s hand-woven rugs are one of its main non-oil export products.

Experts attribute the increasingly lucrative market for Persian carpets worldwide to the quality of the rugs as well as their color and design.

 

 

 

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