Gems and Jewellery Industry in India

India's gems and jewellery market contributed around 7% to GDP and 10-12% share in the total merchandise exports.

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Growing
Demand

*India’s gems and jewellery exports reached US$ 39.14 billion in 2021-22, a 54.13% rise from the previous year.

*India ranks first among the top exporters in cut & polished diamonds, and second in gold jewellery, silver jewellery and lab-grown diamonds.

Growing Demand

Increasing
Investments

*Cumulative FDI inflows in diamond and gold ornaments stood at US$ 1,213.05 million between April 2000-March 2022.

*In September 2021, Malbar Group invested Rs. 750 crore (US$ 100 million) in a gold refinery and jewellery unit in Hyderabad.

Increasing Investments

Policy
support

*India has signed an FTA with the UAE which will further boost exports and is expected to reach the target of US$ 52 billion.

*The Government has reduced custom duty on cut and polished diamond and colored gemstones from 7.5% to 5% and NIL. 

Policy Support

Attractive
Opportunities

* India’s gold demand stood at 797.30 tonnes in 2021 and is expected to be in a range of 800-850 tonnes by 2022.

* In the fourth quarter of 2021 demand for gold rose by 93% YoY to 265 tonnes.

Attractive Opportunities
Last updated: Aug, 2022

Major Hubs for Gems and Jewellery

  • Surat
  • Mumbai
  • Jaipur
  • Thrichor
  • Nellore
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata

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