Iran exported around $715 million worth of clothing and garments to foreign countries during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21- Oct. 21), marking a 28% growth in comparison with the corresponding period of last year.
Director General of the Textile, Apparel and Leather Industry Organization Golnar Nasrollahi made the remarks on the sidelines of 6th International Apparel Exhibition (Iran Mode 2018), adding that $715 million worth of garments were exported during the seven-month period, registering a 28% hike in comparison with the similar period in the last year.
She pointed to the skyrocketing rates of foreign currency in the past months and the promising boost in the sector’s productivity as the two main reasons behind the growth in the exports of clothing and apparels.
Supplying raw materials for textile industry has been put a top priority of the Ministry of Industry, she said, adding, “The country’s current economic situation is in favor of producers, provided that their required raw materials are fully provided.”
The imports of basic raw materials, such as fibers, have witnessed a significant growth as compared to the same period of last year, which proves the development in the industrial and production units’ activities, the official said.
Referring to the strategic clothing production and exports document that was compiled during former minister of industry, Nasrollahi said, “This document has now been handed over to the Planning Deputy Office of the ministry and we hope that we will be able to implement different paragraphs of it with the cooperation of related associations and organizations.”
The 24th edition of Iran’s international exhibition of Textile Machinery, Raw Materials, Home Textiles, Embroidery Machines and Textile Products known as IRANTEXT and the 6th International Apparel Exhibition (Iran Mode 2018) kicked off at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on Sunday.
Sixth International Apparel Exhibition (Iran Mode) and the 24th IRANTEX 2018 started in Tehran on Sunday at the presence of business activists and officials of Iranian governmental.
The 24th IRANTEX 2018 is the biggest of its kind in the Middle East. Numerous companies from different countries attended the event. 141 Iranian and 80 foreign companies from Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Taiwan, France, Turkey, Germany, China, and Austria put their new products and services on display.
And in Iran Mode 60 companies have displayed their products based on the Iranian-Islamic culture.
IRANTEX also displays products like textile machineries, knitting machinery, sewing machines, embroidery machines, apparel machines and related accessories, curtains, upholstery, towel and bath gowns; kitchen, bathroom and toilet textiles, accessories, shutters, table cloth, blanket, mattress, bed sheet, pillow and pillow case, bed covers, men, women, children and fabrics, yarn, fiber, dyestuff and raw materials.
Creating competition, exchanging information between importers and exporters of apparel, improving Iranian products, contributing employment, and marketing were among the goals of the exhibitions.