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US Polished Imports Continue to Drop
The US recorded its 18th consecutive monthly fall in polished-diamond imports as the coronavirus pandemic continued to affect trading. Shipments dropped 10% year on year to $1.34 billion in September — the gentlest decline since March, according to data...
Polished Markets Nov 22, 2020 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Exchange trade floor shut June 2020
Israel Polished Exports Slump
Israel’s polished-diamond exports fell 37% year on year to $1.9 billion in the first 10 months of 2020, according to figures the government released last week.The decline, which reflects the impact of the pandemic, eased slightly in August...
Polished Markets Nov 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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Hong Kong Polished Imports Slide
Hong Kong’s diamond trade continued to decline in the third quarter, though the downturn was gentler than during the first half of the year. Polished imports fell 32% year on year to $2.69 billion in the...
Polished Markets Nov 01, 2020 Rapaport News
New York
US Polished Imports Continue to Slide
US polished-diamond imports fell 50% to $806 million in July, according to data from the Commerce Department. The decline was steeper than June’s 34% drop. US Trade Data for July 2020 July 2020 Year-on-year change...
Polished Markets Sep 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge
US Imports Drop – but at Slower Rate
US polished-diamond imports fell again in June, but the rate of decline eased as the economy reopened following lockdowns. Shipments were down 34% to $822 million for the month, according to the Commerce Department, compared with...
Retail Aug 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Hong Kong skyline
Hong Kong Trading Hits New Low
Polished-diamond imports into Hong Kong slumped in the second quarter as the Covid-19 pandemic damaged local demand. Shipments into the municipality fell 45% year on year to $2.24 billion, the weakest for any quarter...
Polished Markets Aug 09, 2020 Rapaport News
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India Urges ‘Self-Discipline’ from Rough Buyers
Indian industry leaders have renewed their calls for limits on rough imports during the Covid-19 crisis, noting that diamond demand remains uncertain.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and four...
Rough Markets Aug 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse.
India’s Polished Exports Fall Again
India’s diamond shipments continued to fall in June, albeit at a slower rate than in April and May as the coronavirus crisis eased in some of its export markets. Polished exports slumped 47% to $898 million for June, and...
Polished Markets Jul 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Melee polished diamonds being graded and organised
India Extends Import Curbs as Surat Shuts Again
Indian trade bodies have recommended continued limits on rough-diamond imports in July, with a fresh weeklong shutdown of the Surat cutting sector adding to concerns about the market.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)...
Polished Markets Jul 01, 2020 Joshua Freedman
NYC from above
Covid-19 Obliterates US Polished Shipments
US polished-diamond imports dropped heavily in April to their lowest level since Rapaport records began, as the coronavirus shut global markets. Rough trading was close to zero during the month, according to data from the Commerce...
Polished Markets Jun 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India Trade Slumps Amid Global Shutdown
India’s diamond shipments plummeted in May, according to data from the country’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), continuing the decline resulting from the coronavirus crisis.Rough imports and polished exports were...
Polished Markets Jun 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Hong Kong Victoria Harbour.
Hong Kong Polished Imports Slump
Polished-diamond imports into Hong Kong plummeted 54% to $2.33 billion in the first three months of 2020, reaching their lowest quarterly total since 2009, as the coronavirus hit demand. Polished exports fell 45% to $2.12...
Polished Markets May 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse.
India’s Shipments Drop Sharply in March
India’s diamond shipments declined heavily in March as the coronavirus crisis hit the US market. Polished exports slumped 48% to $960 million, while rough imports fell 65% to $293 million as Indian manufacturers demonstrated less demand....
Polished Markets May 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond
India Trade Delays Import Freeze to June 1
The Indian diamond trade has postponed its one-month freeze on rough imports until June 1 to give companies more time to complete outstanding shipments.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and four other...
Rough Markets May 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Manhattan coronavirus
US Polished Imports Down 61% in March
US polished-diamond imports fell in March to their lowest level since April 2009 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
Times Square
US Polished Imports Show Pre-Virus Slump
US imports of polished diamonds slid 12% to $2.87 billion in the first two months of 2020, even before the coronavirus had started to have a major impact on the economy. February imports were flat at $1.44 billion. The...
Polished Markets Apr 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond
India Trade Urged to Freeze Rough Imports
India’s leading diamond-trade organizations have called on members to stop importing rough for at least a month to prevent an oversupply and ensure banks maintain their credit to the sector.Companies should consider pausing rough imports from May...
Rough Markets Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp diamond processing
Belgium’s Polished Exports Slump 55%
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports dropped 55% to $560 million in February, reflecting a slowdown in the market due to the coronavirus. However, rough imports grew, continuing a trend that began in January, data from the Antwerp World Diamond...
Polished Markets Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Belgium’s Polished Trade Slows in January
Belgium’s polished exports dropped 22% year on year in January, with volumes and average price both falling. Outbound shipments have declined for nine consecutive months, according to Rapaport archives based on data from the...
Polished Markets Mar 03, 2020 Rapaport News
BDB
India’s Diamond Shipments Decline
India’s polished-diamond exports dropped 6% to $1.65 billion in January, reflecting a lower average price, even as volumes rose. Rough imports also fell, according to data from the country’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council. India...
Polished Markets Feb 26, 2020 Rapaport News
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