Pouya Mahmoudian added that some $237 million of that sum accounted for official exports, and $190 million belong to the suitcase trade.
Noting that the country had predicted a $440-million goal for last fiscal year’s handicrafts exports, the official said, the 11-month figure shows that 97% of the prediction has been realized.
Traditional ceramics, pottery bowls, handwoven cloths as well as personal ornamentations ordained with precious gemstones topped last year’s exports.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, the US and the UK, were the top five export destinations of Iran during the mentioned 11-month period.
On April 10, Managing Director of Tehran Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts office said that some $73 million worth of handicrafts have been exported from Tehran province during last Iranian year (ended March 19, 2020).
"This amount of Tehran handicrafts were exported to the Persian Gulf Littoral States, Turkey, European countries and South East Asia," Parham Janfeshan said.