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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
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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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Higher Average Price Boosts India Exports
India’s polished-diamond exports jumped 20% by value in August amid a 26% increase in the average price, according to data the nation’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council released recently. Rough imports fell 8% during the...
Polished Markets Oct 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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Weak Rupee Raises Hopes for Indian Exports
A weaker rupee againstthe US dollar has helped boost exports to leading markets such as the US andChina, attendees at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) reported. “The jewelry anddiamond and colored-gemstone business is flourishing,” Gaetano Cavalieri,president...
Mining Aug 13, 2018 David Brough
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Indian Banks Slash Lending by 10%
Bank financing to India’s gem and jewelry sector has fallenat least 10% since April 1 due to stricter lending conditions, according to the trade’s export-promotion body.Credit providers tightened their rules after allegations inJanuary that...
Financial-Legal Jul 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Belgium’s Polished Trade Grows in June
Belgiumsaw an increase in polished imports and exports in June, continuing a modestupward trend for the sector this year. The rough trade slowed in June, butfigures are up overall for the year to date. Belgium Diamond Trade...
Polished Markets Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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India Sees Rise in Polished Exports
India’s polished-diamond exports grew 8% in March, accordingto data the nation’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)released Friday. Shipments increased to $2.03 billion year on year for themonth, with the volume of exports falling...
Mining Apr 30, 2018 Rapaport News
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
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
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Exports on Track for 2018 Growth
Robust retail sales during the recent holiday period willlead to growth in Hong Kong’s export market in 2018, the Hong Kong TradeDevelopment Council (HKTDC) said. Strong sales figures at the end of 2017 in both traditionaland...
Retail Jan 03, 2018 Rapaport News
India gemologist inspecting gemstone
India’s Diamond Trade Slows in October
India’s diamond trade showed a significant slowdown inOctober as dealers and manufacturers took vacation for the Diwali festival. Polished-diamond exports slid 23% to $1.93 billion, according to data recently published by the Gem & Jewellery...
Polished Markets Nov 23, 2017 Rapaport News
Antwerp Havenhuis
Belgium Sees Jump in Polished Exports
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports grew in October,according to data the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) released this week.Polished exports for the month increased 6% year on year to$817.9 million. By volume, orders declined 4% to 406,065 carats, with...
Polished Markets Nov 08, 2017 Rapaport News
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US Polished Diamond Exports Drop
US polished-diamond trading slowed in August, according togovernment data.Polished imports slid 7% to $1.55 billion for the month,figures showed. Polished exports slipped 0.4% to $1.38 billion, meaning netpolished imports — the excess of imports over exports — fell...
Polished Markets Oct 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India’s Polished Exports Grow in September
India’s polished-diamond exports increased 6% year on yearto $2.65 billion in September, according to data the nation’s Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) recently released.By volume, exports rose 24% to 3.9 million carats, with theaverage...
Polished Markets Oct 22, 2017 Rapaport News
Williamson Petra Tanzania
Petra to Resume Sales from Williamson Mine
Tanzania has permitted Petra Diamonds to resume exports andsales of diamonds from its Williamson mine, after the government seized aparcel of rough over a valuation dispute. Authorities prevented the export of 71,654 carats ofdiamonds last...
Mining Sep 28, 2017 Rapaport News
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