GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Japan's Polished Diamond Imports decreased 30% in April

01 june 2009

Japan’s polished diamond exports fell 30 percent to $46.2 million in April 2009, according to data published by The JClub, based on statistics from the Customs Bureau of the Finance Ministry, RAPAPORT reported. By volume, the country’s diamond imports declined 9 percent to 242,766 carats as the average price decreased 24 percent to $190 per carat in April, compared to a year earlier.
Imports from all the major polished diamond centers to Japan fell during the month. Imports from India decreased 35 percent to $19.5 million, from Belgium, they declined 28 percent to $10.7 million and from Hong Kong, imports fell 29 percent to $3.7 million. The biggest drop of 58 percent was seen in imports from Israel, to $3.4 million.
For the first four months of the year, Japan’s polished imports fell 22 percent to $220.4 million. Imports by volume rose 2 percent to $823.3 million.
Japan’s gold jewelry imports dropped 45 percent to $42.1 million in April, and decreased 38 percent to $181 million for the year to date. Platinum jewelry imports fell 28 percent to $29.9 million and by 27 percent to $119.6 million between January and April. Silver jewelry imports declined 15 percent to $17.1 million, while imports of jewelry made from other precious metals decreased 18 percent to $139,000 for the month.
Japan’s imports of rubies, sapphires and emeralds fell 60 percent to $1.3 million in April. Pearl imports dropped 40 percent to $15.7 million, and other colored stones decreased 32 percent to $3.5 million.

Yekaterina Davydova, Rough&Polished Asian Bureau Editor in Beijing