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US Import Slump Continues in May
US polished-diamond imports dropped heavily again in May, according to Commerce Department data, with Covid-19 shutting the global market and devastating demand. May is usually the strongest month for shipments as exhibitors send goods to the...
Polished Markets Jul 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Manhattan coronavirus
US Polished Imports Down 66% in March
US polished-diamond imports fell in March to their lowest level since December 2002 as the coronavirus hit global trading. The month saw the 12th consecutive year-on-year decline, according to Rapaport archives based on data from the...
Polished Markets May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Bourse.
Antwerp Trade Suffers Its Worst Month Ever
Belgium’s diamond trade fell to its lowest level on record in April as US orders dried up and the shutdown of the aviation industry made transporting goods almost impossible.Total diamond shipments in and out of Belgium slumped 89% year...
Polished Markets May 13, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Diamond in tweezers
Mumbai Trade Resumes with 10% of Workers
Indian authorities have allowed Mumbai’s diamond and jewelry companies to reopen partially on condition that they limit their workforces and follow social-distancing rules.Trade members may operate with up to 10% of their staff members in order...
Polished Markets May 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Melee at De Beers Industry Group Services Surat
Eight Surat Cutting Units Return to Work
India has resumed manufacturing and exports of gems and jewelry, as the country starts to ease its restrictions following five weeks of lockdown.Eight production units in Surat, the country’s diamond-cutting hub, have begun operations at the...
Polished Markets May 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Melee diamonds at De Beers Group Industry Services
India’s Cutting Sector Faces Decade-Low Revenues
India’s polishing revenues will plummet to their lowest in a decade this year, as prices have dropped and inventory has built up, a credit agency has warned.Diamond sales will decline up to 32%, to $13 billion to $15 billion,...
Polished Markets Apr 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Rolex display window
March Shutdown Hits Swiss Watch Exports
Swiss watch exports slumped in March amid continued market pressures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.Shipments slid 22% to CHF 1.36 billion ($1.4 billion) for the month, with most markets declining significantly, the...
Watches Apr 21, 2020 Rapaport News
India data
India’s Polished Exports Fall 41% in February
India’s polished-diamond trade slowed inFebruary, reflecting lower demand from Hong Kong and China due to thecoronavirus. Exports dropped 41% to $1.38 billion, while rough imports rose, accordingto data from the country’s Gem...
Polished Markets Apr 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough and polished diamonds at International Diamo
Israel Eases Trading Rules After Exports Plummet
Israel’s diamond regulator has granted temporary concessions to promote shipments to and from countries affected by the coronavirus, after exports slumped in February.Dealers can now spend 90 days inspecting polished goods from certain virus-hit countries...
Polished Markets Mar 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond
UK Secures Deal to Keep Rough Trade Alive
The UK has secured independent membership of the Kimberley Process (KP), enabling it to continue participating in the international rough-diamond trade after the nation leaves the European Union.Britain’s decision to withdraw from the EU on January 31 requires the...
Rough Markets Jan 15, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Polished diamonds
India Polished Exports Drop
India’s polished-diamond exports fell 15% to $1.95 billion inOctober, reflecting a 22% slide in the average price of shipments. Export volumerose 8% to 2.8 million carats, according to data from the Gem & JewelleryExport Promotion Council. The...
Polished Markets Nov 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond exchange district
Israel Polished-Diamond Exports Decline
Israel’s polished-diamond exports fell 21% to $2.62 billionin the first nine months of the year, according to data from the nation’sMinistry of Economy. Shipments to the US, Israel’s largest export market,dropped 14% to $1.13 billion, while...
Polished Markets Nov 10, 2019 Rapaport News
AWDC
Belgium Diamond Trade Slows
Belgium’s diamond trade continued its decline in August, withrough and polished shipments slowing. Polished exports slumped 34%, reflectinglower volumes and a steep drop in the average price, according to data from theAntwerp World Diamond...
Polished Markets Sep 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp diamond processing AWDC
Belgium’s Rough Trade Hits Decade Low
Belgium’s rough-diamond trade fell in the first half to its lowest level since the financial crisis. Rough imports to the country declined 26% year on year to $4.36 billion during the six months ending June...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Gold
India Hikes Import Tax on Precious Metals
India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)has expressed disappointment with the nation’s latest Union Budget, adding that failure to reduce high duties on gold and diamonds will result in furtherjob losses.The council...
Financial-Legal Jul 07, 2019 Rapaport News
India Data
India’s Polished Exports Fall in March
India’s polished exports dropped 8% year on year to $1.86 billion inMarch, reflecting continued weakness in the diamond market. Lower volumes outweighed a rise in the average price, according to data the Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council...
Polished Markets May 06, 2019 Rapaport News
NY diamond district
US Polished Imports Drop in Early 2019
The US polished-diamond trade was sluggish in the firsttwo months of the year, with imports declining and exports stable. Bothcategories recorded a weaker February than January. The drops in import valuereflected a lower average price in both...
Polished Markets May 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Gateway of India
India Starts Year with Export Slump
India’s polished-diamond exports dropped 16% to $1.75 billion in January,continuing their recent weakness. A slide in the volume of shipments outweigheda higher average price, according to data the Gem & Jewellery ExportPromotion Council (GJEPC) released this...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Israel
Israel’s Export Slowdown Eases in 2018
Israel’s polished-diamond exports showed signs ofstabilizing in 2018 after three years of heavier declines, according togovernment data.Shipments slipped 2.5% to $4.48 billion for the year, thenation’s Ministry of Economy and Industry reported Sunday. That...
Polished Markets Jan 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Asian Sar
Sales Rise at India’s Asian Star
Sales and profit grew at Indiandiamond manufacturer Asian Star in the second fiscal quarter amid improvedjewelry exports and a strong performance at its Dubai trading unit.The Mumbai-based group saw strong margins in its jewelry division,...
Manufacturing Dec 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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