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India’s polished diamond exports up 11% in August; Rough imports up 72.32%

21 september 2016
India’s exports of cut and polished diamonds showed an increase rising by 10.77% year-on-year, in the month of August 2016 at $1.94 bn as against $1.75 bn in the same month in year 2015. In volume terms 2.87 mn cts were exported in August 2016 from 2.83 mn cts in August last year, as per the data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
Rough imports during the month also registered an increase of 72.32% at US$1.05 bn in value terms from US$609.8 mn the same August in the previous year. In volume terms, 8.53 mn cts of rough were imported during the month, a growth of 35% compared with the imports of 6.32 mn cts during August ‘15.
Imports of cut and polished diamonds rose by 9.43% to US$264.01 mn in August 2016 from US$241.26 mn a year earlier.
Rough exports recorded for August 2016 was $12.24 mn as against $8.82 mn in the same month last year; and volume wise 2.77 mn cts was exported in August 2016 from 2.22 mn cts in the same month in 2015.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished