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De Beers Sales Drop in Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ sales slumped to $295 million in September as the minercontinued to allow sightholders to refuse goods in the prevailing weakrough-diamond market. The company maintained firm prices and offered increasedflexibility to encourage lower purchases, thereby reducing the...
Rough Markets Oct 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Rough Diamonds
De Beers Sales Continue to Fall
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plunged 44% year on year thismonth as customers rejected goods or exercised the miner’s buyback option. Sales fell to $280 million in the seventh sales cycle of theyear, as sightholders continued to struggle with weak...
Mining Aug 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
De Beers Lets Clients Reject 50% of Goods
De Beers will allow sightholders to refuse more rough diamonds than usual at thisweek’s sight, aiming to ease pressure on the market without reducing prices. Clients will be free to turn down 50% of available goods amid a slump...
Rough Markets Aug 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sight box
De Beers Sales Sink to Lowest Level Since 2015
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plummeted 53% this month ascustomers accepted the miner’s offer to defer purchases until the marketimproves.Weak polished demand and excess supply in the manufacturingand trading sectors have hurt sightholders’ appetite...
Mining Jul 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sorting
De Beers Lets Clients Delay Rough Purchases
De Beers loosened its purchasing requirements for roughbuyers at last week’s sight in an effort to ease the oversupply affecting the diamond market.Sightholders have struggled to reduce their inventories due to an imbalance of stocks and weak polished demand....
Mining Jul 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough
Stop Buying Rough
The prevailing panic surrounding the rise of lab-grown diamonds is overshadowing the bigger challenge facing the diamond market: There is no profit in the trade. This long-term challenge is reaching crisis levels, as manufacturers lack liquidity and...
Rough Markets Jul 03, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Sorting
De Beers Cuts Prices as Rough Sales Slide
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slumped to a 20-month low of $390 million in June amid weak sentiment in the manufacturing sector. Sightholders noted the price cuts De Beers implemented on certain categories were not enough to stimulate demand. “The...
Rough Markets Jun 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
DTC Botswana sorting
De Beers Sales Slump 25% in May
De Beers’ sales fell to their lowest level in more than ayear and a half, as a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing sector hit roughdemand. Revenue dropped 25% to $415 million for the fourth salescycle of the year, which...
Rough Markets May 21, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Debswana Jwaneng
De Beers Sales Jump 10% in April
De Beers recorded its largest rough-diamond sale sincemid-2018 as demand was steady following a slow first quarter. Sales rose 10% year on year to $575 million in the thirdsales cycle of the year, including last week’s sight...
Rough Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers sight box
De Beers Reduces Sightholder Supply
De Beers sightholders are bracing for lower rough supplyfor the rest of 2019 as the miner reduces its production and fulfills itscommitments to support local manufacturing in Africa.The company expects production to drop as its Victor minein...
Rough Markets Apr 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Venetia
Weak Demand Weighs on De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales fell for the second consecutive month, ashigh rough prices and slim midstream profits softened demand from buyers,sightholders reported. Sales of $490 million in February were 13% below ayear ago amid...
Rough Markets Mar 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers for the NewsBrief
De Beers Sales Slump Amid Market Weakness
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slowed in January as adisappointing holiday season piled further pressure on the midstream. Proceeds fell to $505 million at the first sales cycle ofthe year, 25% lower than the $672 million it sold...
Rough Markets Jan 29, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Sorting at DTC Botswana
De Beers Green-Lights Disclosure-Rule Changes
De Beers has approved plans to allow sightholders to referto its goods as “DTC diamonds,” a company spokesperson confirmed with RapaportNews on Tuesday. The miner consulted with clients during the December sightin Botswana, proposing to relax its...
Mining Jan 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Alrosa sales dates
De Beers, Alrosa Reveal 2019 Sale Schedules
De Beers and Alrosa have released the dates of theirrough-diamond sales for 2019. Next year, De Beers will not hold a sight inOctober, replacing it with a sight in August instead. Alrosa sales also includegoods from its...
Mining Dec 25, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers sight 150
De Beers Sales Rise After Diwali Break
De Beers sold $540 million of rough diamonds in its Decembercycle, buoyed by the return of Indian manufacturers from their seasonal holidayshutdown, the company said Tuesday. Revenue from the 10th cycle, including last week’s sight...
Mining Dec 18, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers sight box
De Beers Ready to Relax Its Provenance Rules
De Beers is planning to loosen its source-disclosure restrictions for sightholders following requests for increased transparency, Rapaport News has learned.The company consulted with clients during this week’s sightin Botswana, proposing to let them refer...
Rough Markets Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Sales Slip to $440M
De Beers recorded its lowest-value sales cycle this year asweak Indian demand prompted it to drop prices of cheaper goods. Proceeds fell to $440 million in November as the miner reducedprices by high-single-digit percentages for rough diamonds costing...
Rough Markets Nov 20, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Cuts Prices of Cheaper Rough
De Beers significantly reduced prices of lower-quality rough diamonds at this week’s sight in response to a slowdown in the Indian manufacturingsector, dealers reported. Prices fell by high-single-digit percentages versus theprevious sale, sightholders told Rapaport News Tuesday. The...
Rough Markets Nov 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Sightholder Boxes
Indian Demand Weak at $475M De Beers Sale
Manufacturers were concerned about profitability at last week’s De Beerssight, and expressed hope their new supply agreement with the miner would easethe situation.De Beers had proceeds of $475 million during the October sales...
Rough Markets Oct 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers truck
De Beers Allows Deferrals at $505M Sale
De Beers’ sales slipped to $505 million at its seventhcycle this year as the miner allowed sightholders to refuse allocations of cheaperrough diamonds. The proceeds — which include last week’s sight — weremarginally lower than the $507 million...
Rough Markets Sep 12, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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