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De Beers rough diamond sales for Cycle 10, 2017

De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the ninth sales cycle of 2017.

  Cycle 10 2017 (provisional)1 Cycle 9 2017 (actual)2 Cycle 10 2016 (actual)
Sales value3 ($m)  450 466 422

Notes to this table are shown at the bottom of this page.

Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “The tenth sales cycle of the year saw the continuation of good demand for De Beers rough diamonds as we head towards the end of 2017. Demand was broadly stable on the levels seen in Cycle 9, with sales slightly ahead of the equivalent period in 2016.”

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1 Cycle 10 2017 provisional sales value represents sales as at 11 December 2017.

2 Cycle 9 2017 actual sales value is restated following the earlier publication of a provisional figure for the ninth sales cycle of 2017.

3 Sales values are quoted on a consolidated accounting basis and are before capitalisation of pre-commercial production revenues at Gahcho Kué. Auction Sales included in a given cycle are the sum of all sales between the end of the preceding cycle and the end of the noted cycle.

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About De Beers Group

De Beers Group is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers Group employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers Group are committed to ‘Building Forever’ by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth. For further information about De Beers Group, visit www.debeersgroup.com.