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Twin headwinds lash SMEs in gems and jewellery sector: Crisil SME Tracker

The rise in the prices of gold will also curb demand, though it will support the revenues of SMEs

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The impact of this will be on SME clusters such as Thrissur and Coimbatore, which mainly manufacture plain gold and traditional jewellery, and are focussed on the domestic market

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the gems and jewellery sector are likely to grow 1-3 per cent year on year in value terms in the current fiscal year (FY23), compared with over 45-50 per cent in FY22 (which, in turn, was on a low base of FY21). That’s because they face two headwinds now: the import duty hike of 500 basis points to 12.5 per cent, and supply chain disruptions because of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, leading to a moderation in exports.
 
The rise in the prices of gold will also curb demand, though it will support the revenues

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First Published: Jul 27 2022 | 6:40 PM IST

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