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SA state diamond trader buys 9pc of total output in 2010/2011

17 february 2012

South Africa’s State Diamond Trader (SDT) said that it managed to buy 9 percent of the carats and value of the total output produced by local diamond miners during the 2010/2011 period.
South Africa produced 8.8 million carats in 2010, according to the Kimberley Process production figures.
SDT acting chief executive Futhi Zikalala said that the firm acquired rough diamonds worth R774 million ($99 million) during the period under review up from R330 million ($42 million) realised during the 2009/2010 period.
“This can only augur well for the sustainability and future of SDT,” she said.
SDT also said that the nine mining companies that showed rough diamonds to the state entity during the year accounted for over 90 percent of the total production of the country.
“The significant increase in the amount of goods inspected reflects the production increases as the mining companies responded to the global economic recovery and the demand for diamonds,” SDT said.
The diamond trader said that it also managed to increase its sales from R1.3 million ($165 000) during the 2009/2010 period to R6.4 million ($816 000) during the period under review.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished