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Stationery Production Meets 80% of Domestic Demand

Stationery Production Meets 80% of Domestic DemandStationery Production Meets 80% of Domestic Demand

Local stationery production currently meets 80% of domestic demand for pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners and erasers, up from 20% two years ago, says the head of Stationery and Engineering Equipment Union.
“In fact, imports of pencils and pens have been banned since the month ending June 20, 2020. Only a small volume of drawing pencils, luxury and designer pens are imported mostly from China, South Korea, Indonesia, India and Japan. Most notebooks are also imported from India and Indonesia,” Mousa Farzanian was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
Noting that demand for stationery has declined by 70% this year, he said, “Sales of stationery are at their peak from July to October, but the outbreak of coronavirus has pushed down sales to less than 30% of last year.” 
According to the CEO of Iranian-Islamic Stationery Assembly Mohammad Yaqini, the coronavirus pandemic has reduced Iran’s stationery market to a third. 


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