Kazakhstan’s import of jewelry decreases
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan imported 31.1 tons of jewelries worth $31.1 million in 2016, Energyprom.kz monitoring agency said in a report published Feb. 24. Import volume decreased by 68.3 percent, import in monetary terms decreased by 29. 3 percent in the reporting period compared to 2015.
Silver jewelry on Kazakhstan’s retail market rose in price by 6 percent over the year and hit 1,302 tenge (312.6 tenge = $1) per gram in January 2017.
The most high prices for silver jewelry were in the cities of Atyrau (1,734 tenge per gram, 10.2 percent up year over year), Almaty (1,724 tenge per gram, 4.2 percent up) and Kyzylorda (1,608 tenge per gram, 1.9 percent up).
Gold jewelry increased in price by 12.1 percent in 2016 and hit 14,100 tenge per gram in Jan. 2017.
The most expensive gold jewelry are in the cities of Astana (20,900 tenge per gram, 54 percent increase year over year), Ust-Kamenogorsk (17,900 tenge per gram, 3.1 percent up) and Aktau (17,000 tenge per gram, 2 percent up).
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