TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (Mehr News Agency) - In the first half of the current year, the Iranian hand-woven carpets worth 197 million dollars have been exported abroad from which 63% has been sent to Germany and the United States.
Iran's hand-woven carpet export has declined by 5.6% in comparison with last year.
The exportation of handicraft including hand-woven carpets has been worth $262,000,000 this year which in comparison with last year shows 14% growth.
Turquoise and precious stones have been the second largest exported commodities after hand-woven carpets this year.
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