JERUSALEM (Jan. 1)
Israel’s diamond exports reached $103,000,000 in 1963, representing a 26 per cent increase over the previous year, it was reported here today.
About 9,000 workers are currently engaged in diamond production in this country. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, however, has made arrangements for providing increased training facilities, since the demand for larger diamonds is growing and requires a higher standard of workmanship.
The foreign currency income from tourism in Israel reached $39,000,000 during the first nine months of 1963, representing a 47.4 per cent increase over the same period in the previous year, it was reported here today.