Antwerp’s July Trade Outperforms Prepandemic 2019

Market Analysis
20/08/2021 13:10

According to figures released by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, for the second consecutive month, the rough business in Antwerp is outperforming prepandemic levels of 2019, as July’s rough imports, amounting to 8,1m cts, were up 174% in value and 141% in volume (ct) compared to July 2019. Rough exports also continue to soar, growing 153% to US$ 1.1bn and +120% compared to the same month in 2019 in volume to 10,3m cts.

Polished trade continues to be on par with the prepandemic year 2019, in terms of volume (91%) and value (79%) of exports and of volume (104%) and value (87%) of imports despite the continued lack of significant trade shows across the globe, hindered by ongoing travel restrictions and concerns on the delta-variant.