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India's May Polished Exports +43%

Jun 23, 2013 5:09 AM   By Deena Taylor
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RAPAPORT... India’s polished diamond exports rose 43 percent year on year to $1.78 billion in May ‎‎2013, according to the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). By ‎volume, exports grew 27 percent to 3.262 million carats. ‎

Polished imports more than tripled to $536.98 million during the month. India’s net ‎polished exports, representing the excess of exports over imports, rose 19 percent to $1.243 ‎billion.‎

India’s rough diamond imports increased 45 percent to $1.640 billion in May, while rough ‎exports grew 15 percent to $134.56 million. Net rough imports, or the excess of ‎imports over exports, rose 48 percent to $1.506 billion.‎

India’s May net diamond account, which is calculated as the total of polished and ‎rough exports less total imports, fell to a deficit of $263.1 million, from a surplus of $29.1 million one year ago.‎

During the first five months of the year, India’s polished exports rose 19 percent to $9.481 billion, while ‎polished imports grew 5 percent to $3.132 billion, according to Rapaport News calculations. Rough imports increased 10 percent to ‎‎$7.282 billion and rough exports rose 27 percent to $920.6 million.‎

India’s net diamond account improved to a deficit of $13.24 million from a ‎deficit of $918 million one year earlier. ‎
Tags: Deena Taylor, GJEPC, India
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