Jewellary exports decline in 8-month of FY13
The exports of Gems and Jewellary in the country has witnessed sharp increase of 16.99 percent and 138.73 percent respectively during first eight months of current financial year against the same period of last year. The Jewellary exports during the period under review were recorded at US$ 1.21 billion while during last year, the exports stood at US$ 506.3 million. The Gems exports stood at $2.74 million during JulyFebruary 2012-13 against the exports of $2.343 million during July-February (2011-12).
According to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the jewellary exports of the country on month on month basis decreased by 48.07% and increased by 72.22% during February 2013 when compared February 202 and January 2013 respectively.The jewellary exports, decreased from $147.969 million in February 2012 to $$76.841 million in February 2013. The Gems exports during the month decreased by 54.67% and 32.4% when compared with February 2012 and January 2013 respectively. The Gems exports increased from $0.428 million and $0.287 million in February 2013 and January 2013 to $0.194 million in February 2013. Similarly exports of cement, furniture, handicrafts and guar and guar products also witnessed increase of 24.08%, 22.57% 494.089% and 33.87 respectively. The furniture exports during first eight months of current financial year remained $5.001m against exports of $4.08m during same period of last year.