Islamabad: Iran’s commercial attaché in Pakistan Morad Ne’mati Zargaran has said that value of Iran’s tile and ceramic exports to Pakistan until the end of 2017 will reach to more than 30 million dollars, which shows growth around 50% as compared with 2016. According to statistics, since the beginning of the year from March 21 to November 21 around 8.5 million square meters of tile and ceramic worth 20 million dollars were exported to Pakistan and it is hoped that the amount will increase to 30 million dollars by the end of this year (March 20, 2018). In Pakistan, International Construction Industry Exhibition, a contract to build a cement mill worth the US $25 million were signed by Iranian side in Pakistan. Zargaran said that Pakistan’s use 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 from abroad. Pakistan International Exhibition on Construction Industry was held on December 18-20, 2017.

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