ISLAMABAD - The exports of jewellery witnessed sharp increase of 138.73 per cent 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 $1.21 billion while during last year the exports stood at $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), showing an increase of 16.99 percent.

 According to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the jewellery exports of the country on month on month basis decreased by 48.07 percent and increased by 72.22 percent during February 2013 when compared February 2012 and January 2013 respectively.