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Conflicting figures on Botswana's August diamond exports

02 november 2012

Botswana's Central Statistics Office (CSO) issued out its diamond export figures for the month of August, which showed a 12 percent year on year increase to BWP4.68 billion ($594 million).
The country exported gems worth BWP4, 1 billion ($531 million) during the same period last year, according to CSO.
This, however, was in direct contrast with the data released last month by the country’s central bank, which showed that Botswana’s rough and polished diamond exports eased 81.9 percent year-on-year in August to $95.9 million.
The Bank of Botswana’s data also showed that exports eased by 63.2 percent during the period under scrutiny compared to last July.
On the other hand CSO said that total exports during August also increased by more than two fold from the value of P1.4 billion ($181 million) recorded in July.
It said the relocation of Diamond Trading Company from London to Gaborone will constitute hiccups in exportation of Botswana rough diamonds for the first few months.
“This owing to the fact that diamonds from all over the world are pooled together before being re-valued and distributed to various companies the world over, that need diamonds for further processing or manufacturing purposes,” CSO said.

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