Textile exports up in 2018

Iranian textile exports rose over 6% in value and 26% in weight during the last Iranian year (ended March 20), an official said. Last year, 312,000 tonnes of textiles and clothing products worth US$ 1.93 billion were exported, which shows a rise of nearly 6% in value and 26% in weight as compared to the preceding year's corresponding period, said Afsaneh Mehrabi, the Director General of the Textile and Clothing Industry. Iran exported 10,000 tonnes of tissue paper as well as 180,000 tonnes of packaging materials.

Mehrabi further said that Iranian textile manufacturers imported 397,000 tonnes of textile raw materials worth US$ 1.12 billion during the last Iranian year, showing a reduction of 32% in value and 35% in weight. Iran’s textile and clothing industry needs some US$ 4 billion worth of raw materials, supplies, and machinery, US$ 2.5 billion of which is imported.


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