Exports from Iran’s clothing and textile industries in the previous Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended March 20) rose by 8 per cent over the figure for the preceding year, it was earlier announced.
Iran exported 6,211 tonnes of garments worth $37 million during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2021-October 2022), according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), whose spokesman Morteza Emadi recently named Iraq, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan as the major export destinations of Iranian garments.
Afsaneh Mehrabi, director general of the weaving and garment industries department of the industry, mining and trade ministry, said that reviving 405 idle units and establishing 138 new units is also on the government’s agenda this year.
“We are now almost self-sufficient in the supply of some raw materials, such as cotton yarns and only two percent of acrylic yarns are imported due to the need for color diversity, especially in export products,” Mehrabian was quoted as saying by an Iranian newspaper report.
The ministry aims to achieve $84 million in garment exports in this Iranian calendar year ending March 20, 2023.
According to agreements signed with the Textile Industries Association, the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) raised its production, which reduced the price of yarn.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)