Work hard and you will find success

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Rio Tinto Diamond Revenues -68% in 1H

21 august 2009

Rio Tinto reported Thursday that revenues from its diamond operations fell 68 percent to $184 million in the six months ending June 30, 2009. The company noted that prices and sales volumes for diamonds were severely impacted by the economic downturn, RAPAPORT reported. “The effect on the rough diamonds market has been exacerbated by the lowering of inventory levels in the diamond pipeline, resulting from reduced global liquidity,” Rio Tinto explained.
As a result, the diamond unit posted a net loss of $56 million, compared with profits of  $108 million one year ago. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell to negative $6 million, from $239 million in 2008.
Production across the company’s three diamond operations fell 14 percent to 6.787 million carats during the half year. Rio Tinto has full ownership of the Argyle mine in Australia, a 60 percent stake in the Diavik mine in Canada, and 77.8 percent of the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe. It did not provide separate data for each mine in the group’s half year report.
Rio Tinto cut its capital expenditure on the diamond assets 57 percent to $157 million during the period. The assets were valued at $1.55 billion at June 30, compared with $1.34 billion at the start of the period.
Rio Tinto’s full group net earnings fell 65 percent to $2.5 billion with revenues down 35 percent to $19.5 billion. Group chairman Jan du Plessis stressed that Rio Tinto remains cautious about the recent rally in commodity prices. “The expectation that development in emerging markets will generate underlying strength in metals and minerals demand over the long term remains broadly unchanged,” he added.