De Beers rough diamond sales for Cycle 7, 2017
De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the seventh sales cycle of 2017.
|Cycle 7 2017 (provisional)1||Cycle 6 2017 (actual)2||Cycle 7 2016 (actual)|
|Sales value3 ($m)||505||576||639|
Notes to this table are shown at the bottom of this page.
Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “As expected, rough diamond sales were somewhat lower in the seventh cycle of the year, with some midstream demand having already been brought forward into Cycle 6 due to Diwali being earlier than normal in 2017.
“Businesses in the diamond industry’s midstream segment are adopting a watchful approach as attention now turns to the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in mid-September.”
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1 Cycle 7 2017 provisional sales value represents sales as at 4 September 2017.
2 Cycle 6 2017 actual sales value is restated following the earlier publication of a provisional figure for the sixth 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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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.