Iran’s Garment Exports Rise, Domestic Units Cater To Local Demand

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Iran exported garments worth over US$ 40 million in the first seven months of current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21, 2020), the chairman of Iran Textile Exporters and Manufacturers Association (ITEMA) announced. Majid Nami said exit of foreign clothing brands from the country in the past two years, as well as the government’s decision to ban clothing imports, has thrown up a huge opportunity for Iranian producers.

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Nami said garment production in Iran increased 70% during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-November 20, 2020), compared to the same period last past year. Garment production fluctuated from the beginning of this year but production situation has been satisfactory for producers. The share of Iranian brands in the market has increased significantly compared to the last year, Nami underscored.

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Iranian garments are exported to various Middle East countries, Central Asia, besides some European, Asian countries, South American and African countries. Chairman of Tehran’s Union of Garments Manufacturers and Sellers says, domestic units are supplying 70-80% of the domestic clothing demand.

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