Government of Nepal Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Trade and Export Promotion Centre
Silver has been used for thousands of years as ornaments and utensils, for trade, and as the basis for many monetary systems. While in the old days, silver was used in utensils, coins, and medals, today, the most notable use of silver is its beauty and appeal as an item of jewellery. Silver has always been known to enhance the beauty of precious stones hen set into a ring or a necklace.
Nepali silver jewellery is famous across the world for its quality and artistic designs. Silver ornaments from Nepal are exported to various countries around the world as high-value articles of its trade basket, generating income to the producer and valuable foreign exchange to the government.
Nepal’s silver handicraft designs are centuries old. The Shakya and Sunar families, primarily in Kathmandu Valley, have been producing silver jewelleries since ancient times. Nepal is home to people of a variety of ethnicities and culture. Handicrafts from Nepal reflect our unique religious culture and traditions. We produce sculptures and figures of our gods and goddesses, the stones used in our pendants bear deep religious significance and precisely because of deep cultural attachments, we pay immense importance to the quality of our products our jewellery. Our traditional art and history are showcased in these jewellery pieces.
Nepali handicraft producers produce a wide range of items. You can buy pendants, chains, earrings, necklaces, rings and hair clips for your own decoration made of minimum 92.5% purity silver with or without semi-precious stones. You can also buy our excellent beads and broches for supplementing your outfits. And you can buy boxes and showpieces to add to your home décor.
Nepal’s silver jewellery production was 0.8 million ounces in 2015, making the country the ninth biggest silver jewellery producer in Asia. Almost half of the total production of Nepalese silver jewellery is exported while the rest is for the domestic market. In the fiscal year 2015/16, the export value was of USD 1.2 million.
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5 years export (volume and value)
5 years cumulative major markets
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Top 10 Exporters
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To find out information on country-specific tariff rates, check the International Trade Centre’s MAcMAp. Put Nepal in exporting country field and select the destination country, exporting commodity and year to be exported to find the tariff rate. To find country-specific non-tariff requirements click here.