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Cut and polished diamond exports rose 3.27% to $2.41 billion. Gold jewelry exports fell 46% to $418.99 million. Silver jewelry exports rose to $413 million (from $266.13 million in February 2016), while coloured gemstone exports fell to $51.29 million (from $65.2 million in February 2016).
Imports of rough diamonds fell 2.9% to $1.51 billion, but rose in volume terms 14.1% to 17.8 million carats. Cut and polished diamond imports fell 19.8% in value terms to $177.89 million.