De Beers rough diamond sales shrinks for Cycle 6

Anglo American plc announces the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for De Beers' sixth sales cycle of 2018, amounting to $530 million.


Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers Group, said: "In the sixth sales cycle of the year, demand for De Beers rough diamonds was in line with expectations during the seasonally quieter summer period for the industry's midstream sector."

Cycle 6 2018(1)


Cycle 5 2018(2)


Cycle 6 2017


Sales value(3)





(1)           Cycle 6 2018 provisional sales value represents sales as at 30 July 2018.

(2)           Cycle 5 2018 actual sales value is restated following the earlier publication of a provisional figure for the fifth sales cycle of 2018.

(3)           Sales values are quoted on a consolidated accounting basis and are before capitalisation of pre-commercial production revenues at Gahcho KuĂ©. Auction 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.




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