Jul 8, 2020, 11:27 AM
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Iranian households buy two million carats of precious stones annually

Tehran, July 8, IRNA - Iranian households buy two million carats (about 400,000 grams) of precious stones a year, deputy minister of industry has announced.

Iranian government has plan to facilitate exports of gemstones, Khodadad Gharibpour has said.

It is predicted that the number of those who are active in this business will reach about half a million in the next six years, Gharibpour noted.

Reportedly, volume of global trading of precious and semi-precious stones is over 1,000 billion dollars a year.

Experts estimated that Iran's share in global gem is about 0.5 percent.

Researches show that there are more than 250 types of gemstones in Iran.

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