Armenia’s Jewelry Output Grows 7.4% To Amd 15.1 Billion In 2012

ARMENIA’S JEWELRY OUTPUT GROWS 7.4% TO AMD 15.1 BILLION IN 2012

YEREVAN, February 13. /ARKA/. Jewelry worth AMD 15.1 billion were
produced in Armenia in 2012 – 7.4% more than a year before, National
Statistical Service of Armenia reports.

Some 851.5 kilograms of jewelry were produced in the country in 2012
against 434.5 kilograms in 2011 – 96% year-on-year growth.

Armenia exported precious and semiprecious stoned as well as precious
metals and jewelry worth $173 million in 2012 – 11.9% less than
in 2011.

According to Armenia’s Customs Service, 135,900 carats of polished
diamonds were exported in 2012 against 351,300 carats in 2011.

Customs cost of the exported diamonds amounted to $79.1 million in
2012, after sheding 30.4%, compared with the previous year. ($1 –
AMD 406.49). -0-

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