Economy

Turkey's jewel exports reach $825M in Q1

Exports worth $825 million made in January-March period, exporters association says

Gokhan Ergocun   | 16.04.2019
Turkey's jewel exports reach $825M in Q1

ISTANBUL 

Turkey's Jewellery Exporters Association announced Tuesday that its exports had reached $825 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Jewel exports also rose by 26% to reach $300 million year-on-year in March, the association said in a statement.

Top export destinations were the U.A.E., the U.S., Hong Kong, Libya, Israel and Germany.

"The jewellery sector, which made $4.4 billion exports in 2018, is a strategic sector," Mustafa Kamar, head of the association, noted.

Last year the sector's exports increased by 35% compared with 2017, he recalled.

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