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Stone Exports

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The first half of the current Iranian year (started March 21) saw the export of 225,000 square meters of stones for building facades worth $2.7 million from the city of Mahallat in Markazi Province, said the head of Iran Stone Center, Hossein Soroush. He underlined the importance of institutionalizing an “export culture” among industrialists and said by empowering traders the current 0.5% share of Iran in global stone exports should increase to between 4% and 5%. Armenia, Tajikistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Azerbaijan Republic and the Persian Gulf littoral states are the main customers of Iranian stones, he said, hoping that Canada and the United States would also buy Iranian construction materials once the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is implemented, IRNA reported.