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De Beers Records a 42% Decline in Rough Diamond Sales during 7th Cycle of 2023 Amid Challenging Market Conditions

De Beers, the renowned diamond mining company, reported a significant 42% drop in rough diamond sales during the seventh sales cycle of 2023, conducted through Global Sight Holder Sales and Auctions, amounting to $370 million. This decline, in comparison to the same cycle in the previous year, underscores the intricate challenges currently facing the diamond market and the cautious approach adopted by midstream buyers. Further data analysis reveals a 10% reduction when compared to the immediately preceding sales cycle in 2023.

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The CEO of De Beers Group, Al Cook, commented on the situation, stating, “Given the prevailing economic conditions, which have resulted in decreased consumer interest in diamond jewelry in major markets, coupled with historically subdued midstream trading during the summer season, Sightholders have opted for a prudent purchasing strategy during the seventh sales cycle of the year.

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This decline in rough diamond sales reflects a broader trend within the industry and highlights the need for stakeholders to navigate a challenging market landscape. De Beers, a key player in the diamond sector, continues to closely monitor market dynamics as it adapts to the evolving demands of both consumers and midstream participants.

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