Gem and jewellery exports continue upward trend

Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 18:50


Gem, jewellery and diamond exports continued its upward trend in earning foreign exchange by recording an overall growth of 22 percent.


National Gem and Jewellery Authority Chairman said the sector’s growth in terms of value increase was from 57 billion rupees to 70 billion rupees.


The most significant growth was recorded by gem exports, recording a 42 percent increase, generating 14.21 billion rupees in 2012 compared to 10 billion rupees in 2011.