0825 GMT August 22, 2019
Last year, 312,000 tons of textiles and clothing products worth $1.93 billion were exported, which shows a rise of nearly six percent in value and 26 percent in weight as compared to the preceding year's corresponding period,” Afsaneh Mehrabi, the director general of the Textile and Clothing Industry Office at the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) told IRNA.
Iran exported 10,000 tons of tissue paper as well as 180,000 tons of packaging materials, she noted.
Mehrabi added that Iranian textile manufacturers imported 397,000 tons of textile raw materials worth $1.12 billion during the last Iranian year, showing a reduction of 32 percent in value and 35 percent in weight.
Iran’s textile and clothing industry needs some $4 billion worth of raw materials, supplies and machinery, $2.5 billion of which is imported, she stressed.