World-class Iranian carpets again in U.S. marketsStaff Writer | July 26, 2016
After implementation of the nuclear deal, obstacles in the way of exporting Iranian carpet to U.S. has been removed and the markets have been opened to Iranian carpets.
After sanctions Over 2,000 tons of hand-woven carpets
In the first quarter of the current Iranian year (beginning on March 20), 27 tons of Iranian hand-woven carpets worth $2 million were exported from Isfahan province to countries like the U.S., Kuwait, Emirates and Qatar among which US has the biggest share of 33%.
Over 2,000 tons of hand-woven carpets worth $66 million 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 $47 million.
As the biggest importer of Iranian carpet, U.S. had a 16.5-share worth $82 million 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. ■