Annual Exports of Decorative, Facade Stones at $350m

Annual Exports of Decorative, Facade Stones at $350m

Iran exported $350 million worth of decorative and facade stones during the past Iranian calendar year.
Iran is currently producing 13 million tons of such stones, cementing its place among the worlds’ top five countries in this industry.
Facts and figures suggest that the number of decorative and facade stone mines in the country exceeds 2,000, of which only 200 are currently active.
The annual production capacity of the country's active mines is estimated at 30 million metric tons and these mines have created 380,000 job opportunities directly and indirectly.
Iranian stone industry has high potential, proper reserves, color variation and superior quality compared to rivals, but it needs support and incentives to realize these potentials.