TEHRAN (ISNA)- Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Hamid Safdel said Qatar has recently joined importers of Iranian hand-woven carpets.
“Iranian hand-woven carpets hold an important position in markets such as Germany, the US, UAE, Italy and Japan, and Qatar has recently joined major buyers of Iranian hand-woven carpets,” he said.
Iran’s carpet exports totaled 425 million dollars in 2012, Safdel said, adding Iran has still kept its first position in producing hand-woven carpets and it has the largest share of international markets for the product.
Elsewhere, regarding Iran’s competitors in hand-woven carpets, he said, “Iran does not have any competitor in producing hand-woven carpets and its carpet is not comparable to that of any other countries.”
Safdel further said China, Turkey and Afghanistan have already tried to become Iran’s strong competitor, but the hand-woven buyers arealways searching for Iranian carpets.
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