FORTNIGHTLY MARKET REPORT
Mumbai Market Has Eye on Hong Kong Show - There are many overseas and domestic buyers in the market and there is a clear demand for goods, but transactions have been slowed considerably due to the differences in asking and offering prices. The 5-7% increase in the price of rough diamonds at the February De Beers Diamond Trading Company (DTC) sight is the main factor in sellers’ insistence on higher polished prices.
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De Beers’ 2016 Revenue Soars To $6.1bn

Increased sales volumes and lower cash costs enabled De Beers to register a strong financial performance during the 2016 calendar year. Total revenue increased 30% to $6.1 billion (2015: $4.7 billion), driven by higher rough diamond sales, which increased by 37% to $5.6 billion. This was attributable to a 50% increase in consolidated sales volumes to 30 million carats (2015: 19.9 million carats), partly offset by a 10% decrease in the average realised rough diamond price to $187/carat (2015: $207/carat), reflecting the 13% lower average rough price index, offset to some extent by an improved sales mix.

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