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Ghana diamond output down 33 pc in H1’ 2012

20 august 2012

Ghana's diamond production went down by 33 percent during the first half of the year when compared to what the West African country produced a year earlier, official data shows.
The country’s chamber of mines said in a statement that 123 699 carats were produced between January and June this year compared with 185 557 carats recorded during the same period in 2011.
It also said that diamond revenues for the period under consideration were down 28 percent to $7.02 million from $9.72 million realised a year ago.
Meanwhile, the chamber of mines said that Ghana’s gold production increased 6 percent in the first half of 2012 to 1,616,501 ounces from 1,523,037 ounces a year ago.
Gold revenues in Africa's second biggest producer rose during the same period by 20 percent to $2.69 billion from $2.23 billion.
However, quarter-on-quarter production eased in the second quarter to 805,604 ounces from 810,898 ounces in the previous quarter.

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