Hong Kong Jewelry Exports up More Than 13%

Hong Kong’s fine jewelry exports rose 13.7 percent to $3.7 billion in 2006, according to People’s Daily Online. The Hong Trade Development Council reported its findings during the opening of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2007 on Tuesday.

Hong Kong’s jewelry exports to its top three markets also grew when comparing with the prior year. Exports to the U.S. rose 7 percent, followed by the U.K. (11 percent) and France ( 32 percent)), the publication reports.

In addition, exports to the Chinese Mainland, India, and Russia rose 47 percent, 83 percent and 209 percent, respectively, the publication reports.

The Hong Kong International Jewelry Show will run till Sunday.