People love Belgian diamonds! According the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the export of polished diamonds in Belgium rose 38 percent year on year. The export grew to $1.5 billion in June. What does this mean? The export grew 22 percent by volume and the average price of the polished diamonds increased by 14 percent. The net polished diamond exports increased in total by 9 percent.
Rough diamond import
Net rough diamonds import (excess of imports over exports) rose but a deficit of $196.2 million is remaining.
In total the Belgium net diamond account in June fell 34 percent to $227.5 million.
The first half of 2011
During the first half of the year, Belgium’s net diamond account rose 3 percent to $1.13 billion during the first half of 2011. If you are interested in buying diamonds, don’t forget to visit Diamondland: your partner in exporting diamonds!