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Mumbai, Jan. 21

EXPORTS of gem and jewellery grew by 37.88 per cent to $14,329.23 million for the January-December 2004 period as compared to $10,392.83 million in the year ago.

Exports of cut and polished diamonds were at $10,340.45 million, indicating a growth of 28.42 per cent as compared to $8,051.90 million in 2003. Jewellery exports grew by 78 per cent during 2004. Exports of coloured gemstones increased by three per cent. Rough diamond imports moved up by 10.87 per cent to $7,317 million the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council said in a news release.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated January 22, 2005)
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