Export Volume: 360 M Dollars/ Year
Main Cities: Tabriz, Kerman, Mashhad, Kashan, Isfahan
Details: In October 2006, National Iranian Carpet Center revealed that hand-woven carpets have ranked first in country’s non-oil exports and hold the third position among overall exports. Nearly five million workers are engaged in the Iranian carpet industry, making it one of the biggest enterprises in the country. In 2008, Iran’s exports of hand-woven carpets was $420 million or 30% of the world’s market. There are an estimated 1.2 million weavers in Iran producing carpets for domestic markets and international export.