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Rapaport Monthly Report

Rapaport Monthly Report November 2015

November 03, 2015

Diamond prices extended their downward trend in October despite rising expectations for the U.S. holiday season. While polished trading was generally quiet, it improved toward the end of the month with Israeli and U.S. dealers “cherry-picking” Indian goods before Mumbai shuts down for the Diwali festival in November.

Rapaport Monthly Report October 2015

October 13, 2015

Polished diamond prices slid further in September as the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair signaled caution in Greater China will extend. Dealers continue to hold a relatively large volume of lower-quality stones that are difficult to sell in the current, weaker market conditions.

Rapaport Monthly Report September 2015

September 09, 2015

Polished diamond prices continued to slide in August. Fewer dealers bought inventory and those with money waited for lower prices. A slump in global stock markets further dampened sentiment as the outlook for luxury spending diminished along with shareholder wealth.

Rapaport Monthly Report August 2015

August 06, 2015

The global diamond market deteriorated in July as a slump in polished prices extended and demand for rough sunk to lows last seen during the 2008 financial meltdown. Sentiment was also reminiscent of the crisis, with manufacturers and miners noting the tough environment experienced in the first half of 2015 intensified in July.

Rapaport Monthly Report July 2015

July 07, 2015

Polished diamond trading slowed in June putting pressure on prices. Stable U.S. demand couldn’t compensate for uncertain Far East markets nor boost profitability for manufacturers and dealers. Demand after the JCK Las Vegas show was weaker than in previous years.

Rapaport Monthly Report June 2015

June 09, 2015

Diamond markets were stable in May with consistent U.S. demand compensating for sluggish Far East trading. Reduced supply helped stabilize the market as manufacturers lowered their polished production by an estimated 20 percent to 30 percent in the past six months.

Rapaport Monthly Report May 2015

May 05, 2015

Diamond trading was quiet in April with many sellers refusing low offers for their polished diamond supply. Polished prices were therefore relatively stable following the recent corrections...

Rapaport Monthly Report April 2015

April 01, 2015

Diamond market sentiment weakened in March as the Hong Kong and Basel shows failed to boost trading activity. Diamond manufacturers maintained lower levels of polished production.

Rapaport Monthly Report March 2015

March 04, 2015

Polished diamond prices remained under pressure in February and manufacturers continue to struggle for profitability. Prices stabilized in the week before the Hong Kong show but trading volume was low and liquidity remains tight.

Rapaport Monthly Report February 2015

February 03, 2015

Polished diamond demand improved in January but prices remained under pressure. Far East markets were cautious ahead of the Chinese New Year as jewelry sales continued to fall below levels recorded in previous years.

Rapaport Monthly Report January 2015

January 07, 2015

Diamond prices were under pressure in December with sellers lowering their prices to raise cash flow as liquidity dried up. December rounded off nine months of consecutive polished price declines.

Rapaport Monthly Report December 2014

December 03, 2014

With one eye on the retail sector and another on their bank accounts, diamond manufacturers endured another tough month of trading in November. Liquidity is tight and polished diamond suppliers reduced prices in an effort to improve turnover and raise cash flow.

Rapaport Monthly Report November 2014

November 04, 2014

Tight liquidity continues to be the key challenge for the mid-stream diamond market. Polished diamond prices fell in October as suppliers attempted to stimulate turnover in order to generate stronger cash flow and deplete their large inventory levels.

Rapaport Monthly Report October 2014

October 07, 2014

Polished prices softened in September as manufacturers tried to sell off excess inventory and raise their liquidity levels. Inventory increased with more goods being released by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), while sales have been slow throughout the third quarter.

Rapaport Monthly Report September 2014

September 08, 2014

Polished diamond markets were relatively quiet in August and dealers were conservative as liquidity tightened in the manufacturing centers. Buyers avoided making large inventory purchases ahead of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Rapaport Monthly Report August 2014

August 05, 2014

Polished markets were sluggish in July, while rough trading was robust. The trend is expected to continue during August as dealers in Belgium remain on vacation and many in the Israel Diamond Exchange will also take their annual vacations, which will reduce trading volumes.

Rapaport Monthly Report July 2014

July 02, 2014

Diamond prices softened in June as trading slowed throughout the second quarter of 2014. Sentiment remained relatively positive following a strong first quarter and after the JCK Las Vegas show reflected steady U.S. demand for commercial-quality diamonds.

Rapaport Monthly Report June 2014

June 10, 2014

Diamond markets remained relatively quiet in May but prices were stable. The trade focused on the U.S. ahead of the JCK Las Vegas show that took place May 29 to June 2

Rapaport Monthly Report May 2014

May 07, 2014

Diamond markets slowed in April while sentiment remained positive. Demand softened as jewelers reduced their buying after replenishing their inventory during the first quarter. Demand was selective and price sensitive.

Rapaport Monthly Report April 2014

April 07, 2014

The diamond market enjoyed a positive first quarter of 2014 as polished prices firmed throughout the period. The momentum continued in March as the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show signaled stable Far East demand for diamonds – even as China’s economic growth slowed.

Rapaport Monthly Report March 2014

March 04, 2014

Diamond markets are optimistic but all eyes are on the Hong Kong shows (March 3 to 9) to assess whether the positive trend will be sustainable.

Rapaport Monthly Report February 2014

February 04, 2014

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat diamonds rose 1.2 percent in January 2014. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds increased 1.6 percent during the month, while RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds grew 2.3 percent. RAPI for 3-carat diamonds rose 0.2 percent

Rapaport Monthly Report January 2014

January 07, 2014

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat certified polished diamonds rose 0.2% in December 2013. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds increased 2.8% during the month, while RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds grew 1.1%. RAPI for 3-carat diamonds fell 0.8%

Rapaport Monthly Report December 2013

December 03, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat certified diamonds was flat, or down 0.1%, in November. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds rose 1.4% during the month, while RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds increased 0.2%. RAPI for 3-carat diamonds declined 0.3%

Rapaport Monthly Report November 2013

November 05, 2013

Polished prices softened in October due to weak global demand and tight market liquidity. Trading is selective with strong demand and firm prices for 0.30-carat to 0.50-carat diamonds in commercial qualities.

Rapaport Monthly Report October 2013

October 03, 2013

Polished diamond prices held relatively stable in September due to low level trading and selective Chinese demand.

Rapaport Monthly Report September 2013

September 03, 2013

Polished diamond trading was quiet in August with Far East and Indian demand reduced in the weak economic environment.

Rapaport Monthly Report August 2013

August 06, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat certified polished diamonds fell 2.1% in July. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds declined 3.7% during the month, while RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds dropped 3% and RAPI for 3-carat diamonds fell 1.3%

Rapaport Monthly Report July 2013

July 03, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat certified polished diamonds fell 0.6% in June.

Rapaport Monthly Report June 2013

June 10, 2013

Diamond markets were stable during May with activity focused on preparations for the Las Vegas shows.

Rapaport Monthly Report May 2013

May 07, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index for 1ct. certified polished diamonds remained flat during April. RAPI for 0.30ct. diamonds increased 0.8% while 0.50ct. stones rose 0.2%.

Rapaport Monthly Report April 2013

April 04, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI) for 1ct. certified polished diamonds rose 0.1% in March 2013.

Rapaport Monthly Report March 2013

March 05, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index for 1-carat certified polished diamonds rose 0.2 percent in February.

Rapaport Monthly Report February 2013

February 05, 2013

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat certified polished diamonds rose 0.1% in January.

Research Report January 2013

January 03, 2013

December marked the first monthly increase since March 2012 reflecting some renewed confidence in the industry. However, market conditions will be better assessed later in January

Research Report November 2012

December 04, 2012

Diamond markets were relatively steady during the month though prices edged down.

Research Report October 2012

November 05, 2012

Rough trading weakened in October following the large De Beers sight at the beginning of the month.

Research Report September 2012

October 03, 2012

Polished trading improved in September but remained well below levels seen in previous years, as has been the case for most of 2012.

Research Report August 2012

September 04, 2012

Comprehensive report on the state of the diamond market including news and statistics.

Research Report July 2012

August 02, 2012

Polished traders took their cues from the rough sector, which remained weak in July.

Research Report June 2012

July 03, 2012

Diamond markets quieted toward the end of the first half of 2012 as demand from China and India stalled. Sentiment weakened with increasing concern over the global recession.

Research Report May 2012

June 12, 2012

Polished prices were basically stable in May, with a slight downtrend that took effect in the second half of the month.

Research Report April 2012

May 08, 2012

Polished diamond prices were basically stable during April with steady demand for commercial quality 0.50-carat to 1.10-carat, G-H, VS-SI stones.

Research Report March 2012

April 04, 2012

Diamond market sentiment improved in March and polished prices stabilized but polished trading remained relatively quiet.

Research Report February 2012

February 01, 2012

Polished diamond prices were mixed during February with stones above 1 carat declining, particularly in the latter half, while pointer sizes ended the month in positive territory.

Research Report January 2012

January 01, 2012

Polished prices were basically stable with a slight downtrend in January as global markets remained soft and traders were cautious.

Research Report November 2011

November 01, 2011

Polished prices showed signs of stability in November following a period of decline.

Research Report October 2011

October 01, 2011

Polished diamond prices fell in October continuing the trend of the previous two months as trading was impacted by tight liquidity and economic uncertainties.

Research Report September 2011

September 01, 2011

Polished diamond prices continued to fall in September as economic uncertainty and tight liquidity in the cutting centers impacted trading.

Research Report August 2011

August 01, 2011

Diamond trading slowed in August as the market grew cautious about prospects for the global economic recovery.

Research Report July 2011

July 01, 2011

The polished market was relatively quiet as wholesalers in the U.S. took their traditional summer break and as retail inventories in the U.S. and the Far East were sufficiently large following the trade show season in May and June.

Research Report June 2011

June 01, 2011

The RNDI for 1.00-carat diamonds rose 7.4 percent to 109.17 in June.

Research Report May 2011

May 01, 2011

The RapNet Diamond Index (RNDI)™ for one carat polished diamonds rose 7.5 percent to 101.63 in May, continuing the positive trend seen during the year so far.

Research Report April 2011

April 01, 2011

Average prices of certified polished diamonds rose by 2.4 percent in April 2011.

Research Report March 2011

March 01, 2011

Average prices of certified polished diamonds rose 6.6 percent in March 2011.

Research Report February 2011

February 01, 2011

The diamond market has been eagerly awaiting the Hong Kong show, which begins on March 4, for a better indication of Far East demand.

Research Report Special 2011

January 01, 2011

Learn about the changes in average polished prices of certified diamonds.

Research Report Special Hebrew 2011

January 01, 2011


Research Report Special Gujarati 2011

January 01, 2011


Research Report January 2011

January 01, 2011

Average prices of certified polished diamonds rose 1.6 percent in January, continuing the uptrend seen toward the end of 2010. Increases were most apparent in 1-carat sizes, where the average price rose 3.1 percent during the month

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