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Alrosa rough diamonds
Alrosa Cuts 2020 Production Plan
Alrosa is set for its lowest annual rough-diamond production in at least a decade, after the Russian miner reduced its outlook by up to 6 million carats due to the weak market.The company now expects to produce 28 million to 31 million carats...
Mining May 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa Komsomolsky cut at Aikhal mine
Alrosa Pauses Production at Two Mines
Alrosa has suspended production at two of its less profitable mines, citing the heavy impact of the coronavirus on diamond demand. The company will also rethink its group output plan for 2020 at its board...
Mining May 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Reduces Inventory in First Quarter
Alrosa maintained its production forecast for 2020 as the company reduced its rough-diamond stockpiles in the first quarter despite weak market conditions.The miner expects production to fall 11% to 34.2 million carats this year,...
Mining Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Jwaneng
Botswana Mining Decline Hits GDP Growth
Botswana’s economic growth slowed last year due to lower rough production, further aggravated by weakness in its diamond-manufacturing sector, the nation’s central bank said last week.Gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.7% in the 12 months...
Mining Mar 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Jwaneng
De Beers Lowers 2020 Production Forecast
De Beers has reduced its production outlook for next year and beyond amid uncertainty about the health of the diamondmarket.The miner now expects to recover between 32 million and 34million carats in 2020, compared to its...
Mining Dec 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Output Falls Amid Lower Grades
Lower mining grades and reduced ore availability contributedto a drop in Rio Tinto’s third-quarter diamond production, the company reportedWednesday. Output at its wholly owned Argyle mine in Australiafell 7% year on year, yielding 3.6 million carats...
Mining Oct 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Large Canadian rough diamond in palm of hand, GSS
Diamond Glut Prompts De Beers to Slash Production
De Beers has lowered its production forecast for this year,noting that weakness in the diamond trade negatively affected itsperformance in the second quarter.Sales volume slumped 10% to 9 million carats in the threemonths ending June 30 due...
Mining Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Lomonosov deposit
Alrosa Falls Victim to Changing Retail Practices
Retailers’ attempts to maintain low diamond inventories are hurtingdemand across the trade, Alrosa warned after reporting its lowest quarterlysales since 2015. The Russian miner’s sales slumped 26% to $807 million in thesecond quarter...
Mining Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Veneita
Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit
De Beers’ earnings fell in 2018 due to the costs of new initiatives such asits Lightbox synthetics business.Underlying earnings slid 34% to $349 million, as capital expenditure rose 53% to $417 million for the year, the company...
Mining Feb 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Victor mine
2H Slump Dents De Beers Sales Volume
De Beers’ sales volume fell 4% last year due to weakeneddemand for lower-value diamonds in the second half. The miner sold 33.7 million carats of rough, compared with 35.1million carats in 2017, as clients bought fewer of its...
Mining Jan 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Lomonosov deposit
Alrosa to Hold Back Supply in 2019
Alrosa plans to keep its rough-diamond sales in line withproduction in 2019 to avoid flooding the market with excess supply.The Russian miner will sell 38 million to 39 million caratsnext year, despite having more goods available in its...
Mining Dec 23, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Venetia
De Beers Raises Production Outlook
De Beers has increased its production forecasts for 2018 and the coming years, as the miner anticipates solid consumer demand. The diamond company expects output for the current year to reach 35 million to 36 million...
Mining Dec 12, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Mountain Province
Gahcho Kué Production Set to Rise
Production at the Gahcho Kué mine is likely to exceedexpectations for 2018 before increasing steadily over the next three years, accordingto part owner Mountain Province. The company is confident total output at the Canada asset...
Mining Nov 28, 2018 Rapaport News
Argyle 150
Diamond Resources Might Not Be Forever
While it’s true that value comes from rarity, no naturalresource lasts forever, and the rare is becoming even rarer. Diamond productionis set to peak in 2019, after which it will begin a steady decline. De Beersestimates global...
Mining Aug 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Marange
Zimbabwe Output Soars in First Half
Zimbabwe’s state diamond producer recorded a 44% increase inoutput in the first half of 2018 following investments in mining and processingcapacity. The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) recovered1.6 million carats in the six months ending...
Mining Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers 150
De Beers Sales Volume Rises in Positive Market
De Beers’ sales volume and production grew sharply in thesecond quarter amid strong trading conditions, the miner’s parent companyreported Thursday. Rough-diamond sales rose 69% to 10 million carats during thethree months ending June 30,...
Mining Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Zimbabwe 150
Zimbabwe Forecasts Surge in Diamond Output
Zimbabwe’s rough-diamond production will more than triple to11 million carats in 2025, according to the nation’s state-owned miningoperation. Output will grow at an average of 21% per year from 3million carats in 2018, a spokesperson for the...
Mining Jun 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto Argyle mine
Rio Tinto Slashes Argyle Outlook
Rio Tinto has lowered its estimate of diamonds it can viably extract from the Argyle mine, after experiencing operationaldifficulties and reducing its price forecast. The asset’s ore reserves slumped 45% to 16 million tonnes...
Mining Mar 05, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers Earnings Fall 150
De Beers Production to Peak in 2018
De Beers expects its production to hit a high point in 2018 as anumber of its mines approach the end of their life span, CEO BruceCleaver told Rapaport News. The company is planning production of 34 million to 36million carats in 2018,...
Mining Feb 22, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Botswana Rough Exports Fall in 2017 150
Botswana’s Rough Exports Drop
Botswana’s rough-diamond exports declined 14% to $3.48 billion in 2017, according to data released by the Bank of Botswana. After rising slightly in the first quarter, exports dropped18% year on year in the second quarter, slid 21% in the...
Mining Jan 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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