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Analyzing rough at KGK Botswana
Rough Market Picks Up at De Beers Sight
De Beers’ November sales totalled $390 million, the highest for five months, as the roughmarket stabilized and the miner reduced prices to trigger demand.Proceeds from the ninth sales cycle fell 12% compared with...
Rough Markets Nov 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sightholder office 150
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
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 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
De Beers 150
De Beers Sells $575M Amid Strong Demand
De Beers recorded its largest monthly sales since January asshortages and strong sentiment supported the rough-diamond market in June.The miner sold $575 million worth of rough at last week’s sightand other sales events during...
Rough Markets Jun 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Orapa mine
Rough Market Cools Despite $572M De Beers Sight
The rough-diamond market slowed during last week’s De BeersJuly sight, with prices on the secondary market decreasing.De Beers sold $572 million of rough in the sixth sales cycle,an increase of 6% from the previous sight and...
Mining Aug 02, 2017 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Sightholder Boxes
Tight Indian Liquidity Slows De Beers Sales
De Beers revenue from rough diamonds declined sequentially to$418 million in the final sales cycle of the year as tighter liquidity in Indiahit demand for lower-priced stones.Sales fell 12 percent at last week’s December sight from$476 million...
Mining Dec 13, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers DTC sight boxes
De Beers Sells $470M in Quiet November Sight
De Beers recorded its smallest sight of the year in Novemberamid a seasonally quiet period for the rough diamond market after the Diwalifestival.The ninth sales cycle of 2016 totaled $470 million compared with$178 million a year...
Mining Nov 15, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers Office
De Beers Pre-Diwali Sales Beat Expectations
De Beers sold $485 million of rough diamonds in its eighth sales cycle ofthe year, exceeding expectations in a seasonally quiet period ahead of the Diwali holiday inIndia.While the figure for September is still thelowest for this...
Mining Oct 05, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers Jwaneng truck
De Beers Sales Rise Ahead of Holiday Season
De Beers sold $630 million of rough in its seventh salescycle this year as diamond cutters increased their demand for stock ahead of theforthcoming holiday season.Revenue grew from a revised $528 million in the previouscycle, the miner...
Mining Sep 06, 2016 Rapaport News
Bruce Cleaver De Beers
De Beers July Sales Total $520M
De Beers sold $520 million of rough diamonds at its latest salescycle as the miner reported “positive” sightholder sentiment but maintained acautious outlook for the rest of the year.The revenue figure for the diamond miner’s...
Rough Markets Aug 02, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers sight boxes
De Beers June Sales Valued at $560M
De Beers reported sales fell to $560 million in its fifthcycle of 2016 which the miner regards as a typically slower period of the year.The sales figure compared with a revised $636 million in theprevious cycle and represents a decline...
Mining Jun 28, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers Office
De Beers Sales Drop for First Time in Five Months
De Beers reported rough sales declined to $630 million inits fourth sales cycle of the year.Revenue fell 5.4percent in the May cycle from a revised $666 million in April, according to thediamond miner’s parent Anglo American.“As normalseasonal...
Rough Markets May 24, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers Rough
De Beers November Sight Slumps to Estimated $70M
De Beers recorded one of its smallest ever contract sales in November as last week’s sight closed with an estimated value of $70 million. The rough diamond supplier kept prices stable and enabled extra flexibility due...
Rough Markets Nov 11, 2015 Rapaport News
de beers sorting
De Beers Sightholders Reject Most Goods at $200M Sight
The De Beers July sight closed with an estimated value of $200 million with the amount of goods left on the table estimated to have exceeded 65 percent of the initial sight value. De Beers reportedly kept overall diamond...
Mining Jul 20, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
De Beers Diamond Sorting
De Beers June Sight Estimated at $550M
The De Beers June sight closed with an estimated value of $550 million. Diamond prices were reportedly stable at the sight, while sightholders noted a slight increase in the box price of larger goods. Some added that...
Rough Markets Jun 17, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
De Beers Rough
De Beers May Sight Estimated at $470M
The De Beers May sight closed with an estimated value of $470 million as the mining company reduced its rough diamond prices by an average of 3 percent. Sightholders noted that prices for many boxes fell by even more...
Rough Markets May 12, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
De Beers Diamond Sorting
De Beers February Sight Estimated at $550M
De Beers February sight closed with an estimated value of $550 million and rough diamond prices declined an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent, on average. Minor improvements in assortment qualities were also reported. Sightholders said deferrals were lower...
Rough Markets Mar 03, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
jubilee
ALROSA Names 2015-2017 Contract Holders
ALROSA announced its list of 47 long term contract diamond buyers for the 2015 to 2017 contract period. Among the 47 companies, 10 are joining ALROSA’s contract sales for the first time after proving to be consistent...
Mining Feb 04, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
De Beers Diamond Sorting
Sightholders Reject Goods at $600M De Beers Sight
De Beers December sight closed with an estimated value of $600 million. Minor adjustments to prices and assortment qualities were reported in different categories, but no significant changes were noted. Sightholders and brokers reported that a large...
Rough Markets Dec 16, 2014 Ronen Shnidman
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