Iranian private sector runs 90 percent of country’s textile manufacturing units

ILNA: More than 90 per cent of the textile manufacturing units are being run by the private sector, Iran’s industry ministry official Ne’matollah Mardani said.

Some of the state-run textile manufacturing units have been closed down after the privatisation process, he added.

Over one million tons of raw materials are being used in the national textile industry, he said.

In June, Mehdi Mahmoudi, an official at the association of Iranian textile producers said that legal and illegal imports hold a 40 per cent share in Iran’s textile market.

In October, 2012, Iranian industry ministry official Mehdi Eslampanah said that regional countries as well as South America are the main targets for Iranian textile products.

More than 9770 industrial units are working in different fields in this regard including textile, clothing, leather and shoes, according to reports.

Carpet, shoes and materials of leather are among the textile products’ exported to other countries.



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