Stronger Diamond Imports for JuneAugust 1, 2008
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.
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.