Anglo American plc has announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auctions) for De Beers’ first sales cycle of 2022, amounting to $660 million.
Owing to the restrictions on the movement of people and products in various jurisdictions around the globe, De Beers Group has continued to implement a more flexible approach to rough diamond sales during the first sales cycle of 2022, with the Sight event extended beyond its normal week-long duration. As a result, the provisional rough diamond sales figure quoted for Cycle 1 represents the expected sales value for the period 17 January to 1 February and remains subject to adjustment based on final completed sales.
Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “As anticipated, there was strong growth in consumer demand for diamond jewellery over the end of year holiday season.
As a result, we saw the continuation of robust rough diamond demand in the first sales cycle of the year as buyers focus on restocking depleted inventories.”