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US among major importers of Persian carpets in March-June 2006

Tehran, July 18, IRNA-The US was among major importers of Persian carpet in the first quarter of current Iranian fiscal year of 1385 (started on March 21).

According to the Public Relations Department of Iran's Customs Administration, 22 percent of Iranian carpets were destined to the US in the March 21-June 21 period, earning the country dlrs 17.711 million.

The US has started to import Persian carpets since 2000, when White House announced lifting of a ban on import of carpets, pistachio nuts and caviar from Iran.

Germany with dlrs 11.939 million worth of imports stood second in the list, followed by the UAE with dlrs 9.837 million in the said period. Japan and Italy were among other importers.

A total of dlrs 79.263 million worth of hand-woven carpets were exported in the first three months of this year.

The figure stood at dlrs 86.045 million in the corresponding period the previous year.

... Payvand News - 7/18/06 ... --

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