De Beers rough diamond sales for Cycle 8, 2019

De Beers

Press release – Us$295 million (provisional).
Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “As we approach what is traditionally a quieter time of year for the diamond industry during the Diwali holiday, we have again offered our customers flexibility during this sales cycle.


Source De Beers


1) 2019: US$3.21 billion (provisional – to date).

2) 2018: US$5.39 billion.

3) 2017: US$5.31 billion.

4) Cycle 8 2019 provisional sales value represents sales at 2 October 2019.

5) Cycle 7 2019 actual sales value is restated following the earlier publication of a provisional figure for the seventh sales cycle of 2019.

6) Sales values are quoted on a consolidated accounting basis. Auctions 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.