Iran's carpet export totaled over $500 million in 2011.
Deputy Minister of Iran's trade, mining and industry said the country's carpet export to different countries hit $560 million in 2011, adding carpet's export is one of the country's priorities for export.
Hamid Alikhani stressed carpet is considered to be one of the oldest productions in Iran, noting some countries copy Iranian carpets and show them as their own.
He continued some plans have been made so that Iranian carpet would be recognized solely as Iran's product both inside and abroad.
Alikhani pointed out recognizing the target market is one of the plans for the future.
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