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Debswana’s Rough Sales Grow 41% in H1 2021

Debswana’s rough exports jumped to $1.702 billion in the first half of the year
Diamond Mine Orapa Botswana
Credit: Debswana

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the government of Botswana, has reported a huge jump (41% year-on-year) in its rough diamond sales in the first half of 2021 “due to the reopening of key markets the United States and China,” Rough & Polished reports.

 

Debswana's Orapa diamond mine
Credit: De Beers

 

Debswana’s rough exports totaled $1.702 billion in the first half of the year – a significant increase when compared to $1.209 billion a year earlier.

 

De Beers Diamond Sourcing
Credit: De Beers

 

As for rough diamond production, Debswana reported a jump of 214% to 5.7 million carats in the second quarter of 2021.



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