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Over 160m sqm of Tiles, Ceramic Exported in Fiscal 2019-20

Over 160m sqm of Tiles, Ceramic Exported in Fiscal 2019-20
Over 160m sqm of Tiles, Ceramic Exported in Fiscal 2019-20

A total of 161 million square meters of tiles and ceramics were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2019-20), according to a member of Iran’s Tile and Ceramic Producers Union.
“Our main export destinations were Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, China and India. The quality of Iran’s tiles and ceramic products are considered lower than those of Italy and Spain, but due to the reasonable prices of our products, we have gained a foothold in international markets,” Mehdi Fekri was also quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.
According to the official, Iran produces 400 million square meters of tiles and ceramics per year.   
A total of 147 tiles and ceramic production units are active in Iran, the output of which reached 278.22 million square meters during the first eight months of the current year (March 20-Nov. 20) to register a 4.5% decline compared with the similar period of last year’s output, latest data released by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade show.
Last year (March 2019-20), around 398 million square meters of these products registered a 5% increase compared with the year before.
Around 50% of tiles and ceramic produced in Iran are consumed domestically.
 

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