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Rising demand in international markets helps gems, jewellery exports recover in August

By: ENS Economic Bureau | Mumbai |

September 13, 2020 12:47:34 am





However, when put next on a year-on-year foundation, gross exports registered a decline of 41.55 % as in comparison with gross exports of $3,018.32 in August 2019. (Representational)

The gemS and jewellery exports have proven indicators of recovery at $1,764.06 million in August 2020 as in comparison with $36 million in April 2020 when exports had been hit because of the Covid pandemic.

The recovery is because of development in demand for diamonds and jewellery in international markets just like the US, China and Europe which have opened for commerce, in response to the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council. However, when put next on a year-on-year foundation, gross exports registered a decline of 41.55 % as in comparison with gross exports of $3,018.32 in August 2019.



Colin Shah, chairman, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, mentioned, “We are optimistic of the near and long term as several countries are now open for trade. We have witnessed initial signs of recovery from markets like the US, China, Europe and the export orders have seen a steady rise month on month over the last 4-5 months.”

During April to August 2020 interval, total gross exports of gems & jewellery at $6,008.57 million (Rs 45,189.76 crore) registered a fall of 47.65 per cent (decline of 43.59 per cent in rupee phrases), in comparison with $11,478.14 million (Rs 80,116.55 crore) for similar interval earlier yr.

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