17 April 2018
Anglo American rough diamond sales value for De Beers' third sales cycle of 2018
Anglo American plc announces the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for De Beers' third sales cycle of 2018, amounting to $520 million.
Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers, said: "While the second quarter of the year is traditionally a seasonally slower period, we continued to see good rough diamond demand in the third sales cycle of 2018 as diamond businesses have focused on restocking following healthy consumer demand for diamond jewellery in the US and China."
Cycle 3 2018(1)
Cycle 2 2018(2)
Cycle 3 2017
(1) Cycle 3 2018 provisional sales value represents sales as at 16 April 2018.
(2) Cycle 2 2018 actual sales value is restated following the earlier publication of a provisional figure for the second sales cycle of 2018.
(3) Sales values are quoted on a consolidated accounting basis and are before capitalisation of pre-commercial production revenues at Gahcho Kué. Auction Sales included in a given cycle are the sum of all sales between the end of the preceding cycle and the end of the noted cycle.
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