Value of diamonds traded in Antwerp rises

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Value of diamonds traded in Antwerp rises

Antwerp, September 13, 2013 – August monthly figures indicate that the value of diamonds traded in Antwerp rose significantly compared to August 2012, according to the latest figures from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).
The value of both polished exports and imports rose by 35.45% and 17.74% respectively. The volume of the export and import of polished diamonds slightly decreased.
The trade value of rough imports and exports increased by 28.38% and 15.47%. Also the volume of rough diamond imports rose by 32.85%.
The trade in August traditionally is slower compared to July because of the industry’s summer recess.