Stronger Diamond Imports for June

Key Points of the information for June are:

  • Net diamond imports for June 08 were $2.5 million
  • This was a drop of 9 percent over June 07
  • Year to Date net imports are 12.1% lower than the first 6 months of 2007.

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Looking at the Country of Origin, India accounts for 41.9% of all polished diamond imports to New Zealand for the year to date. However in June there was a relative drop in Indian imports, and a large corresponding increase in diamonds from Belgium. The chart below shows The year to date figures, compared to June's.

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