India's gems and jewellery exports surged by 12.32% to Rs 2,89,194.30 crore during 2016-17, compared to the previous year on demand in the US, Hong Kong and the Middle East. The total exports stood at Rs 2,57,463.66 crore during 2015-16, as per the data provided by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). The export of cut and polished diamonds went up by 12.76% at Rs 1,52,682.29 crore during FY17. The gold jewellery exports grew by 4.14% at Rs 58,464.42 crore.
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