U.S. Is Biggest Market for Chinese Carpets

Associated Press

China sold a record number of carpets last year, with the largest demand in the United States, the state-run China News Service reported.

Chinese carpets range from brightly colored wools to traditional patterns in fine silk. They accounted for more than a third of U.S. carpet imports last year, worth $70 million, the report said.

Japan bought $30 million worth of Chinese rugs and Hong Kong imported $20 million worth of carpets from China, the news agency said.

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