ALROSA's net profit for the first quarter fell 87% y-o-y

ALROSA’s net profit for the 1st quarter of 2020 under IFRS amounted to 3 billion rubles, which is a 74% drop from 11.7 billion rubles compared to the previous quarter and fall of 87% compared to last year due to non-cash factors.


Indian diamond manufacturers urged not to import rough diamonds in June

At present, about 30 per cent diamond manufacturing units in Surat have resumed operations, due to shortage of workers.


Angola H1 diamond revenue falls

Angola’s diamond revenue has dropped in the first half of the year, according to the governor of the National Bank of Angola, José de Lima Massano.


ALROSA’s Severalmaz cuts production

PJSC Seralmaz, part of the ALROSA Group, will reduce production at its Lomonosov Division in 2020 due to the closure of the Group’s key sales markets and a slump in demand for diamonds amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Titan to record decreased profit for 1H due to COVID-19

Tata Group company Titan recently announced that the company’s operating cash flow was negative in the last two months due to virtually zero sales in the first six weeks of lockdown.


Small diamond units cut production by 50%

10 june 2019
( - The manufacturers in the world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing centre Surat have cut down on production by up to 50% following sharp fall in prices of polished diamond and to avoid the inventory pile-up in a sluggish market. Surat diamond industry, which accounts for about 85% of the world’s production of polished stones, is facing gloomy start in the new financial year with polished diamond prices on the Rapnet—world’s largest online business to business diamond trading platform—falling by 15% and that the prices of diamonds in small sizes falling up to 25% since January 2019.