RAPAPORT… Belgium’s exports of polished diamonds were almost flat in
March, boosted by a significant rise in shipments to India, according to data published
by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).
Polished exports crept up 0.4% to $1.17 billion, the AWDC
said. By volume, outbound shipments dropped 1% to 485,409 carats, with the
average price increasing 1% to $2,403 per carat.