YEREVAN, April 3. / ARKA /. Jewelry production in Armenia in the first two months of 2014 amounted to 1.7 billion drams, a 51% decline when compared to the same period in 2013, according to the National Statistical Service (NSS).
In January and February local jewelry plants produced 91.5 kg of jewelry, down from 115.5 kg in the same period in 2013 (down 20.8%). Diamond production slashed by 48.7 percent to 9,551 carats, NSS said.
It said export of precious and semiprecious stones, precious metals and items grew by almost 20 percent to about $32.9 million (up 19.5%) , while import of the same types of goods increased by 34 percent to $54.9 million. ($1 - 413.98 drams). -0 -