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.