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India’s polished diamond export dip 18% in July; rough imports down 34%

13 august 2019
gjepc_logo_news.pngExports of cut and polished diamonds stood at $ 1.50 bln, a decline of 18.29% as compared to the $1.83 bln exported in July 2018, according to provisional data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
Rough imports declined during July by 34.24% to $ 1.09 bln as compared to $ 1.67 bln imported during the previous July.
Imports of cut and polished diamonds declined 14.42% to $ 114.01 mln in July 2019 from $ 133.22 mln in the same month a year earlier.
Rough exports during the month of July declined 6.77% from $99.90 mln in 2018 to $93.20 mln in July 2019.
Polished diamond exports during April-July 2019 were down 17.54% to $ 6.74 bln as against the $ 8.30 bln exported over the same period last year.
Rough diamond exports during Apl-July 2019 recorded $4.50 bln as against $6.26 bln in Apl-July 2018, registering a decline of 28.03%.
During April-July 2019, import of rough diamonds showed a decline of 28.03% to $4.50 bln from $6.26 bln during the same period a year earlier.
Imports of polished diamonds too fell by 18% to $ 392.48 mln as compared to $ 481.77 mln for the same period of the previous year.

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