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Tuesday, July 17 , 2012 - 07.20 GMT
Gem & jewellery exports increased


The gem, diamond and jewellery export sector has recorded an overall growth of 53 percent as at the end of June 2012, earning revenue of Rs.37, 488 million in comparison with the corresponding figure of Rs.24, 459 million in 2011.

According to the Chairman of National Gem and Jewellery Authority, Prasad Galhena the sector shows promising growth and there have been increases in gem exports, cutting sector, jewellery and diamonds recording values of Rs 7,999 million, Rs 161 million, Rs 1,566 million and Rs 27,656 million respectively for January to June 2012.

The comparison figures for 2011 June were Rs 5,092 million, Rs 89 million, Rs 995 million and Rs 18,214 million respectively. All the increases were above 50 percent and are impressive.

The U.S.A., Thailand, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Italy, France, India, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Canada and Germany are among the top export destinations for Sri Lankan gems and Jewellery.

Today we are promoting our products in world class trade fairs and exhibitions held in many countries such as the U.S.A., Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, India and France, Mr. Galhena said.




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