Net export (after returns) of polished diamonds from
Since the beginning of the year the net export of polished diamonds from
The net export of rough diamonds increased by 10.8% during the month of February this year, from $310 million last February to $343 million.
The net import of rough diamonds in the month of February 2008 came to $532 million in comparison to $454 million last year, constituting an increase of 17.1%.
The net import of polished diamonds in February 2008 reached $330 million as compared to $339 million during the same month last year. This constituted a 2.6% decrease.
The Israel Diamond Controller, Shmuel Mordechai, notes that since the beginning of the year there has been a 14.4% increase in the net export of polished diamonds from
Regarding the net export of polished diamonds, Hong Kong is the leader with 37%, mainly due to the large shipments sent to the Hong Kong Trade Show in the beginning of March, US – 35%, Belgium – 10%, Switzerland – 4%, England – 2% and others – 12%.