ISLAMABAD: The exports of Gems and Jewellery 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 Jewellery 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 July-February 2012-13 against the exports of $2.343 million during July-February (2011-12).
According to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the jewellery 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 jewellery 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 $5.001 million against exports of $4.08 million during same period of last year.
The exports of cement during July-February (2012-13) stood at $376.86 million whereas during last year the cement exports stood at $303.711 million.
The guar and guar products exports increased from 66.044 million in July-February (2011-12) to $88.414 million during same period of current year.
The cement exports during February 2013 were recorded at $36.144 million which were increased by 18.98% when compared to same month of last year and it decreased by 0.31 percent when compared with January 2013.