Dec 27, 2017, 4:10 PM
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Iran to export tile, ceramic worth $30m to Pakistan this year

Karachi, Dec 27, IRNA – Iran's commercial attaché in Pakistan Morad Ne'mati Zargaran said on Wednesday that value of Iran's tile and ceramic exports to Pakistan until the end of this year will reach to more than 30 million dollars, which shows growth around 50 percent in compare with preceding year.

According to statistics, since the beginning of the year (March 21) to November 21, 2017 around 8.5 million square meters of tile and ceramic worth 20 million dollars were exported to Pakistan and it is predicted that the amount will increase to 30 million dollars until the end of this year (March 20, 2018).

He reminded that tile and ceramic are Iran's second export item to Pakistan after bitumen and oil.

In Pakistan International Construction Industry Exhibition , a contract to build a cement mill worth 25 million dollars were signed by Iranian side in Pakistan.

Zargaran said Pakistan consumption of tile and ceramic is 100 million square meters annually, of which 20 million square meters are produced domestically and 80 million square meters are imported to the country.

Pakistan International Exhibition on Construction Industry was held on December 18-20, 2017.

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