New sanctions on Iran from the U.S caused the carpet exports to decrease.
Abdullah Bahrami from the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) said in a report that 35 percent of Iran’s carpet exports were made to the U.S.
Iranian Industry Ministry estimates 400 tons of hand-woven carpet production annually.
The rug industry employs around 2.5 million people in the country.
The head of Iranian National Carpet Center, Firiste Destpaki stated ‘’Iran earns some $400 million through hand-woven carpets’’.
He also said that Iranian exporters hope to compensate fort his loss by exporting more rugs to Russia, China and South Africa.
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