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March 2014

Antwerp February Rough Diamond Exports Jump 46% on Zimbabwe Gems

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Belgian exports of uncut diamonds climbed 46 percent by volume in February, helped by a second tender sale of stones from Zimbabwe, trade group Antwerp World Diamond Centre said.

Imports of rough diamonds rose 35 percent by volume, according to a statement from AWDC. January exports of uncut stones rose 22 percent with a 12.5 percent increase in imports. Exports of polished gems last month rose 13.6 percent, while imports fell 0.9 percent, AWDC said.

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