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Sixty-one million dollars of gold jewelry was exported from Israel between January and June 2012, 23% less than the $79 million exported during this period in 2011. Fifty million dollars worth of jewelry from silver and other metals was exported from Israel during 2012 H1, a 22% drop from 2011 H1's $64 million.
Regarding imports of jewelry to Israel, $72 million worth of gold jewelry and $9 million of jewelry from silver and other metals was imported in 2012 H1, compared to $80 million of gold jewelry and $10 million of jewelry from silver and other metals imported in 2011 H1. Both of these signified a 10% drop, year-over-year.
Deputy Manager of the Diamond and Jewelry Administration Sigal Shidlovski provided the statistics from the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor.
Information Courtesy of the Israel Jewelry Manufacturers Association