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De Beers January diamond sales lower vs January 2018

Press Release

January 29

De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the first sales cycle of 2019.

  Cycle 1 2019
(provisional)1
Cycle 10 2018
(actual)2
Cycle 1 2018
(actual)
Sales value3 ($m) 505 544 672

Notes to this table are shown at the bottom of this page.

Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “Rough diamond sales during the first sales cycle of 2019 were lower than those for the equivalent period last year, reflecting higher than normal sales in the previous cycle (cycle 10 2018) and the slow movement of lower value rough diamonds through the pipeline.”

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