Modern Tile in Iran
Since the foundation of the first modern factory, tile production in Iran has been in progress for more than half a century. The first tile producer was registered in Iran by industrial method in 1336 and was exploited in 1339. The production of ceramic industries until 1339 was manually used in our country. From the year 1330 onwards, Iranian craftsmen began to rebuild the old industry, and by 1342, the industry grew up with the formation of tile unions. Due to the country’s potential and potential in this industry, the rapid and rapid growth of this industry over the past 52 years has been such that from the production of 500 thousand square meters in 1339 to nearly 300 million square meters now Has reached (600 times). Over the past decade, $ 3 billion has been invested in this industry. About 40,000 people are directly involved in the Chinese ceramic tile and ceramic tile industry, and now more than 100 companies in Iran are active in the production of ceramic and tile types. According to the latest statistics, in 2011 the amount of ceramic tile production in Iran reached more than 270 million square meters, which is 22 percent higher than in previous years. Iran also ranked seventh in terms of exports of ceramic tiles and ceramics, and due to the high volume of construction and demand for housing, Iran is the eighth largest consumer of ceramic tile in the world. This is despite the fact that per capita consumption of tiles in Iran is 2.4 square meters and in the world about 5.8 square meters.