US markets opened to Iranian carpet

Isfahan, July 25, IRNA – After implementation of the nuclear deal, obstacles in the way of exporting Iranian carpet to US has been removed and the US markets have been opened to Iranian carpets.

In the first quarter of the current Iranian year (beginning on March 20), 27 tons of Iranian hand-woven carpets worth $2m were exported from Isfahan province to countries like the US, Kuwait, Emirates and Qatar among which US has the biggest share of 33%.

Over 2,000 tons of hand-woven carpets worth $66m were exported from Iran which had 120% growth in weight and 39.8% in value compared to the previous year which was about 900 tons of carpets worth around $47m.

As the biggest importer of Iranian carpet, US had a 16.5-share worth $82m in 2009-2010.

Despite the competition of many countries like China, India and Pakistan to get upper hand in the carpet market, no country has been able to compete with Iranian carpets.