Omid Qalibaf put the value of two-month export of the mentioned products at $595,000.
He also said that Iran’s export of glassware containers increased 50 percent, in terms of weight, in the first two months of this year, from that of the previous year.
The chairman of Iran Ceramic Society (ICS) has said the country exported over $1.6 billion worth of ceramics and glassware products in the previous Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20).
According to Hossein Zojaji, Iran exports about 800,000 tons of glass annually while the demand for the product in destination markets is over 1.2 million tons.
“We are not able to export because our priority is meeting the domestic demand,” Zojaji said.
“We produce 62 million tons of cement, 450 million square meters of tiles, 2.7 million tons of glass, 600,000 tons of refractories, 55,000 tons of porcelain, and 150,000 tons of sanitary porcelain every year,” the official added.
Source: Tehran Times