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U.S. Feb. Polished Imports -53%; Net Diamond Acct. -77%

13 april 2009

The United States saw its imports of polished diamonds decrease 53 percent to $774.03 million in February 2009, according to data published by the U.S. International Trade Commission, RAPAPORT reported. Measured in volume terms, imports fell 46 percent to 664,721 carats, as the average price on imports dropped 14 percent compared to a year earlier, to $1,200.57 per carat.
Polished exports from the U.S. declined 45 percent to $669.3 million. Net polished imports, the excess of imports over exports, dropped 75 percent to $104.73 million.
Rough imports slid 92 percent to $5.91 million in February, and rough exports fell 84 to $5.83 million. Net rough imports (rough imports less exports) decreased 100 percent to $78,355. The U.S. February net diamond account, measuring total imports less total exports, fell 77 percent to $104.81 million.
During the first two months of the year, U.S. polished imports fell 51 percent to $1.53 billion, as imports by volume dropped 43 percent to 1,311.47 million carats. The average price on polished imports during January and February decreased 14 percent to $1,165.80 per carat. Polished exports fell 45 percent to $1.27 billion, as net polished imports declined 68 percent to $261.66 million.
Rough imports for the year to date decreased 86 percent to $20.13 million, and rough exports declined 75 percent to $20.48 million. Net rough imports fell to a deficit of $357,116, compared to positive $64.03 million in the same two-month period a year earlier.
The U.S. net diamond account for January – February fell 71 percent to $261.3 million.