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India’s polished exports up 10.81 %, rough imports by 35.57%

22 december 2014

India’s cut and polished exports for month of November 2014 registered an increase of 10.81 percent to $1559.34 million (25, 90,000 carats) as against $1407.28 million (18, 26,000 carats), according to the provisional figures announced by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India.
However, for the period of April 2014 to Nov. 2014 exports totalled $ 15857.10 million (238, 95,000 carats) as against $17182.21 million (253, 45,000 carats) for the period from April 2013 to Nov. 2013, registering a decline of 7.71 percent.
Rough imports recorded $1544.83 million (149, 64,000 carats) for Nov. 2014 from $1139 million (113, 22,000 carats) for Nov.2013, indicating a growth of 35.57 percent. Also, rough imports of rough show an increase to $11877.66 million (999, 73,000 carats) for the period from April 2014 to Nov.2014 from $10945.71 million (1090, 27,000 carats) in April 2013 – Nov. 2013, registering an 8.51percent rise. However, in carat terms there was a decline for the period in consideration.
Polished diamond imports recorded $881.95 million for Nov.2014 as against $392.14 million for the same period last year, an increase of 124.91 percent. Polished imports for the period Apl.’14 - Nov.’14, too, shows an increase of 19.19 percent to $ 5223.39 million from $ 4382.30 million for the same period last year. 
The increase in polished diamond imports is due to imports by Mumbai DTA importers, while imports by SEZs all over India, show a considerable decrease.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Indian Bureau, Rough&Polished