Official Chinese Statistics: Jewelry Sales Jump 7% in 2015

Finance and Trade
21/01/2016 12:02

Chinese store sales of gold, silver and jewelry rose 7.3% on the year in 2015 to $42 billion, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported. There was an 11.1% jump in sales in December to $4.6 billion, the NBS said. The figures are somewhat surprising due to the slowing Chinese economy and diamond industry accounts of reduced buying in the world's second-largest diamond consuming market.