Iran seventh biggest global exporter of textile floorings

Financial Tribune – Iran was the world’s seventh biggest exporter of textile floorings in 2017, says director general of the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade’s Textile and Clothing Department, Afsaneh Mehrabi, citing data from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 11th International Floor Covering, Moquette, Machine-Made Carpet and Related Industries Exhibition, also known as “FMCEX 2019”, Mehrabi explained that the ranking does not take into account exports of machine-made carpet.

“If included, Iran would be the world’s fifth biggest exporter of textile floorings,” she was quoted as saying by IRNA.

She said Iran exported $417 million worth of textile floorings (excluding hand-woven carpets) in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19).