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Israeli imports of gold jewelry more than triples in Q2

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-21 23:47:30|Editor: huaxia

Israeli imports of gold jewelry jumped almost 214 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, according to data released by the country's Ministry of Economy on Wednesday, ahead of the Jewish love holiday Tu B'Av to be celebrated on Friday night.Israeli imports of gold jewelry totaled 91 million U.S. dollars in April-June, compared to 29 million dollars in those months last year, the data showed.Gold jewelry accounted for about 87 percent of all jewelry imported to Israel in the second quarter, with most jewelry being imported from Turkey and Italy. Silver jewelry accounted for 9 percent of all imported jewelry to Israel.Israeli jewelry exports rose 51.9 percent in the second quarter, amounting to 117 million dollars, compared to 77 million dollars in the second quarter last year.A total of 62 percent of the jewelry exported from Israel was to the U.S. while 32 percent to European countries. Enditem