Blanket Market in Iraq
In value terms, blanket production fell slightly to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production, however, saw a strong increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. Blanket production peaked at $ in , and then fell modestly in the following year.
The size of the blanket market in Iraq declined slightly to $ in , waning by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, enjoyed a moderate expansion. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.