According to the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), jewellery and gems exports mounted by 29.67 percent to Rs 23,259.55 crore in September 2021 compared to Rs 17,936.86 crore in the year-ago month
It noted that in September 2019, the shipments were worth Rs 23,491.20 crore. For the April-September period, the shipments rose by 134.55 percent to Rs 1,40,412.94 crore compared to the equivalent period in 2020. The overall gems and jewellery exports figured at Rs 59,864.55 crore during April to September 2019, following Covid related disruptions, GJEPC said in a statement on Saturday. While in 2019, the overall gems and jewellery exports were at Rs 1,26,461.93 crore from April to September, GJEPC said.
During April-September 2021, Cut and Polished Diamond exports grew by 122.62 percent to Rs 91,489.2 crore compared to Rs 41,095.83 crore in the corresponding period of 2020. Gold jewellery exports during April-Sept 2021 climbed by 262.66 percent to Rs 29,379.36 crore as against Rs 8,100.97 crore in the equivalent period of 2020. Silver jewellery shipments increased by 48.25 percent to Rs 9,477.39 crore in April-September compared to Rs 6,392.65 crore during April-September 2020, the GJEPC said.