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India’s Polished Trade Slows Further
India’s polished-diamond exports slid 18% to $1.64 billionin April, representing the sixth consecutive month of year-on-year decline.Lower volumes outweighed a rise in the average price. Rough imports also fell,reflecting slow demand since the start...
Polished Markets May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry store New York diamond district
US Trade Confident as Polished Imports Surge
Dealers expressed optimism for the US diamond marketafter polished imports rose last year to their highest level since 2014.Shipments to the country jumped 8% to $23.3 billion in2018, according to the US Census Bureau, despite more modest...
Polished Markets Apr 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Graph Diamonds: The Year in 5 Telling Charts
Data can be exhilarating. Earlier this week, Avi Krawitz,Rapaport’s News Editor and Senior Analyst, called this reporter over to look athis screen, as there was something exciting on it. The attraction was a linechart of the...
Polished Markets Jan 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
JBT
US Jewelry Trade Shrinks by Nearly 5%
The US jewelry industry contracted again in the thirdquarter as more businesses left the sector than joined it, according to theJewelers Board of Trade (JBT). The number of recorded jewelry businesses fell 4.7% versusthe same period...
Retail Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds Finds 149ct. Stone
India’s Diamond Trade Grows in 2017
India’s polished-diamond exports increased 2.1% to $23.09billion in 2017 as the nation shipped out a higher volume of goods. By weight, exports jumped 14% to 37.3 million carats, whilethe average price slipped 11% to $620 per carat, Rapaport...
Polished Markets Jan 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Jewelry store
Jewelry Buyers Still Desire In-Store Experience
Consumers still prefer speaking with jewelers before makinga purchase, despite the recent rise in online purchases, a survey has found.Some 64% of people who bought jewelry visited a store to consultwith an expert while deciding what...
Retail Dec 18, 2017 Rapaport News
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US Polished Trade Slows in June
US polished-diamond imports fell by both value and volume inJune, according to data the government released recently.Polished imports declined 2.7% year on year to $1.67billion, while by volume they slid 8% to 728,000 carats, the figures showed.The average...
Polished Markets Aug 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Week NY
US Polished Imports Slow in April
US polished-diamond imports slumped 15% year on year to$1.56 billion in April, according to government data.The volume of imports slid 17% to 660,000 carats, while theaverage price crept up 2% to $2,366 per carat, the recent figures showed. Polished...
Polished Markets Jul 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Millennial woman laptop online
Millennials Prefer Offline Shopping
More than half of millennials make most of theirpurchases in physical stores, but young consumers are browsing the internet forinformation before closing the deal, according to a new survey.Some 53% of the generation shops mainly offline,according...
Retail Jun 20, 2017 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Export Data Shows Bleak April for Antwerp
Belgium’s polished diamond exports slowed in April, dentedby a drop in shipments to Hong Kong and the US.Polished exports fell 13% year on year to $779.4 million,according to figures the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) released this...
Polished Markets May 10, 2017 Rapaport News
Chinese Consumer
China’s Polished Imports Rise in 2016
China’s polished diamond imports increased 4.9 percent to$7.02 billion last year, according to data from the China Customs InformationCenter.By weight, polished imports increased 1.2 percent to 7.7million carats, while the average price...
Polished Markets Mar 23, 2017 Rapaport News
Diamond Rings
U.S. Jewelry Store Sales Rise in 2016
Sales at specialty jewelry stores in the U.S. grew 3.8percent to $31.43 billion in 2016 following a sharp rise at the end of the year,according to data from the country’s Census Bureau.December sales jumped 7 percent to $6.21 billion, the...
Retail Mar 08, 2017 Rapaport News
U.S. New york
U.S. Jewelry Sales Rise Amid Higher Prices
U.S. jewelry sales increased last year while prices also climbed,government data showed. Sales grew 4.8 percent to $71.44 billion in 2016, data fromthe Bureau of Economic Analysis showed. Watch sales jumped 5.3 percent...
Retail Jan 31, 2017 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Belgium’s Polished Diamond Trading Declines
Belgium’s polished trading slumped while rough tradingjumped in July. This is in line with a trend this year that has seen growth in roughshipments but a decline in polished.Polished exports in July fell 14 percent to $1.02 billiondespite the average...
Polished Markets Aug 04, 2016 Rapaport News
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Belgium Diamond Trade Slumps in June
Belgium’s diamond trading declined in June, with imports andexports of rough and polished falling in contrast with promising results in theprevious two months.Polished exports slumped 17 percent to $1.15 billion,according to the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. By volume,...
Polished Markets Jul 12, 2016 Rapaport News
Rough Diamonds
ABN AMRO Sees Rough Prices Declining
Rough diamond prices are likely to fall because of sluggish consumerdemand for jewelry, according to a report from ABN AMRO.A surge in the Composite Rough Diamond Index so far thisyear is not sustainable and may have been...
Rough Markets Jul 05, 2016 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Antwerp Cautious Despite Polished Trading Jump
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) warned Belgium’sfirst monthly increase in polished diamond exports in almost a year might not signala turnaround.Outbound polishedshipments rose 4.5 percent to $1.11 billion in May, the first time since...
Polished Markets Jun 07, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelry
U.S. Jewelry & Watch Sales Hit Three-Year High
U.S. jewelry and watch revenue from all retail outletsrecorded the biggest jump in three years in April as salesrose year on year for a 12th consecutive month.Revenue advanced5.4 percent to an estimated $5.53 billion, provisional governmentfigures showed....
Retail Jun 05, 2016 Rapaport News
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U.S. Polished Diamond Imports Fall 5% in March
U.S. polished diamond imports declined 5.3 percent year onyear in March as a drop in average price per carat outweighed flat volume.Shipments into the U.S. fell to $2.04 billion as the averageprice decreased 5.3 percent to $1,895...
Polished Markets May 08, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelry Prices
U.S. Jewelry & Watch Sales +4% in March
U.S. jewelry and watch sales from all outlets climbed 4.2percent year on year to an estimated $4.65 billion in March, according toprovisional data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Jewelry sales in March increased 4 percent to $4.11...
Retail May 02, 2016 Rapaport News
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