Iran produced over 239.58 million square meters of tiles and ceramics in the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, 2012, an official with the ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade said on Wednesday.
The amount shows 5.8 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, the Mehr News Agency quoted Mohammad Fatemian as saying.
Output hit 25.31 million square meters in the tenth month of the calendar year (November 21 - December 20) which is 5 percent more that previous year's figure of 24.1 million square meters , he added.
According to the Head of the Tile Producers and Sellers Union, Mostafa Goudarzi, 80 percent of Iran's tiles and ceramics production are exported to Iraq.
He referred to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan as other destinations for Iranian-made products./Trend/