In recent years, jewelry consumption has kept increasing with the people’s improved affordability and consumption level. In 2013, the global jewelry sales achieved USD184 billion, representing a year-on-year jump of 26.03% , accounting for 57.86% of the global luxury goods sales.
Mainland China is a major jewelry consumer in the world. In 2013, the jewelry sales in Chinese Mainland approximated USD75.8 billion (USD1= RMB6.2), equivalent to 41.2 % of the global consumption.
In Mainland China, the gold jewelry consumption accounts for about 50% of the total jewelry consumption. In 2013, two gold price slumps triggered spending spree; as a result, Mainland China’s gold jewelry sales volume increased significantly by 42.5% to 717 tons in 2013.
In addition to meeting local demand, Mainland China also exports considerable jewelry. In 2013, it exported the jewelry with total value of USD49.06 billion, up 10.5% year on year. Hong Kong is a major destination, importing the jewelry worth USD41.97 billion (up 7.44% year on year) from Mainland China in 2013, and accounting for 86% of Mainland China's total export value.
Currently, Chow Tai Fook, Lao Feng Xiang, Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart, Chow Sang Sang and Luk Fook have become the leading brands in China (including Mainland China and Hong Kong). In 2013, Chow Tai Fook occupied the highest share 8.63% in the Chinese market (in terms of sales revenue) , followed by Lao Feng Xiang with 5.34 %.