Afsaneh Mehrabi, Director-General, Weaving and Garment Industries Department estimates Iran’s garment exports to have reached $59 million in Iranian calendar year 1398. Mehrabi says, production of garments and textile products in Iran in previous year increased 25 per cent compared to the preceding year. Production of the said commodities had increased by 20 per cent in the Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 19, 2020) compared to its previous year, she adds.
Iran government has decided to ban clothing imports in order to support domestic producers and provide them with an opportunity to improve the quality of their products and become more competitive in global markets. Iran currently exports garments to Iraq, Kuwait, Australia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Korea, Japan, UAE, UK, Venezuela, Ivory Coast, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Qatar, Oman, Nigeria, Switzerland, Pakistan, Georgia, Spain, and Denmark. Domestic units are supplying 70-80 percent of the Iran’s internal requirement for clothing, says Chairman of Tehran’s Union of Garments Manufacturers and Sellers,