Jewel exports also rose by 26 percent 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.
Hurriyet Daily News