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LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Global jewellery buying rose 17 percent last year, data from the World Gold Council showed earlier this month, as a strong rebound in Indian buying and a rise in Chinese demand outweighed softer consumption elsewhere.

Other key centres for gold jewellery manufacturing and sales such as the United States, Italy and the Middle East all reported lower demand for the precious metal last year.

Below are figures detailing gold jewellery demand by country over the last two years. GOLD JEWELLERY CONSUMPTION (T)

2010 2009 % change

India 745.70 442.37 +69 Greater China 428.00 376.96 +14 United States 128.61 150.28 -14 Turkey 74.07 75.16 -1 Saudi Arabia 72.95 77.75 -6 Russia 67.50 60.16 +12 United Arab Emirates 63.37 67.60 -6 Egypt 53.43 56.68 -6 Italy 34.85 41.40 -16 Indonesia 32.75 41.00 -20 United Kingdom 27.35 31.75 -14 Other Gulf 21.97 24.50 -10 Japan 18.50 21.85 -15 South Korea 15.87 18.83 -16 Vietnam 14.36 15.08 -5 Thailand 6.28 7.33 -14 TOTAL 1,805.6 1,508.7 20 OTHER 254.0 251.6 1

WORLD TOTAL 2,059.6 1,760.3 17

SOURCE: World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Report, Full Year 2010.

(Compiled by Jan Harvey; Editing by Jane Baird)


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