Exports increased by about 4% to $9.17 billion in the first quarter of the FY2017
MUMBAI: According to the recent data given by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the gems and jewellery exports is likely to touch the $60 billion mark in the next five years from the present $43 billion. Exports increased by about 4% to $9.17 billion in the first quarter of the FY2017, driven mostly due to the demand from major markets like US.
In the last financial year, gems and jewellery exports aggregated to $8.84 billion.
The Export Promotion Council in its bid to increase its exports by 40% in the next 5 years has prepared a plan, which it presented to the Prime Minister. The plan titled, ‘Vision 2022’ has provisions for setting up jewellery parks all over the country, modernizing the equipment used by small jeweller manufacturers, enhancing the designing capabilities by collaborating with international designers.
GJEPC Chairman Praveen Shanker Pandya said, "The Vision Document 2022 has predicted the growth of the gems and jewellery exports by over 40%. However, there are concerns that the Country's new goods and services tax (GST) would limit exports."