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Iran Ups Carpet Exports from Central Province by 12 Percent.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Export of Persian carpets from the Central province of Isfahan witnessed a 12 percent growth in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 22, 2017-December 22, 2017) as compared with last year's corresponding period.

"Over 100 million dollars worth of machine-woven carpets and related products have been exported from Aran and Bidgol township in Central province of Isfahan during the said period, showing a twelve percent rise as compared with last year," Head of the Office of Industries and Mines of Iran in Aran and Bidgol Mojtaba Mahlouji said.

Mahlouji noted over $111 million worth of commodities were exported from this region of which 90 percent consisted machine-woven carpets and products of related industries.

Pointing to the production of over 45 million square meters of machine-made carpets in Aran and Bidgol last year, the official said the region ranks first in term of weaving carpets in Iran.

He said the Aran and Bidgol region could also be considered as a carpet hub in the Middle East.

Iranian National Carpet Center recently announced that the Islamic Republic exported $270 million worth of hand-woven carpets during the eight months of the current calendar year.

The figure was 31 percent higher compared to the same period the previous year.

The Iranian hand-woven carpets were mainly exported to 29 destinations, including 13 Asian, 11 European and four American countries.

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Date:Jan 5, 2018
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