US markets opened to Iranian carpet
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.