RAPAPORT… Belgium’s polished diamond exports slowed in April, dented
by a drop in shipments to Hong Kong and the US.
Polished exports fell 13% year on year to $779.4 million,
according to figures the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) released this week.
By volume, polished orders for the month fell 17% to 376,528 carats, with the average price
rising 4% to $2,070 per carat.