YEREVAN, January 9. / ARKA / .Armenia’s jewelry production in January-November 2013 amounted to 18.4 billion drams, an increase of 18 percent when compared to the same period of time in 2012, according to the National Statistical Service.
Some 915.2 kg of jewelry was produced in the first 11 months of 2013, up from 812.8 kg in the same period last year (the growth was 12.6 %).
Diamond production amounted to 78,871 carats, an increase of 47.9 % compared to January-November 2012, the National Statistical Service said.
At the same time, exports of precious and semi-precious stones, precious metals and products in January-November 2013 surged by 9.7 percent to $175.3 million, while imports of these types of products amounted to $ 273 million (up 67.1%) . ($ 1 - 405.95 drams). -0-