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The success of TAGS over the past 5 years has encouraged many large tender houses to establish regular and sizeable tender operations in Dubai

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Angola’s diamond output seen at 8.96m ct this year

22 january 2016
Angola said its diamond output is set to reach 8.96 million carats this year up from 8.8 million carats produced last year.
The country’s ministry of geology and mining was quoted by Angop news agency as saying in a document that of this target, about 8.1 million carats would come from industrial production, while artisanal miners were expected to produce more than 860 000 carats.
Meanwhile, the ministry noted that Angola produced and sold 880.115 carats last month for $104.7 million.
In November, it said, the country produced 796.075 carats worth $99.2 million.
The bulk of Angola’s diamonds were produced by Catoca, which was 32.8 percent-owned by Endiama and Alrosa respectively.
A venture between China and Angola’s state oil producer Sonangol EP owns 18 percent of Catoca and Odebrecht SA of Brazil had 16.4 percent.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished