By John Lee.
AKnews reports that gold imports into Iraqi Kurdistan have hit 34 tons during the first seven months of the year.
The increase in imports coincides with a surge in jewel and gold stores in the region’s three main cities.
Of the total, 12,376 kilograms were imported through Erbil International Airport, with 22,384 kilograms through Sulaimaniyah Airport.
The Jewelry Control said over the period 47 jewelry stores were also opened, of which 23 were in Erbil, 13 in Suliamaniyah and 9 in Duhok.
The current number of gold stores in Kurdistan Region has reached 1359 of which 454 are in Erbil, 510 in Sulaimaniyah and 395 in Duhok.