Rise In U.S. Polished Diamond Imports In August

Finance and Trade
08/10/2015 08:34

U.S. polished diamond imports were up 3.9 percent on the year to $1.62 billion in August, with the average price per carat for polished goods increasing by 5.3 percent to $1,861, according to Commerce Department data. Meanwhile, polished exports dropped 16 percent to $1.34 billion. For the January-August period, polished diamond imports edged up just 1 percent from a year before to $16 billion while polished exports dropped 12 percent to $12.9 billion.