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April 2012 Issue 332
Highlights of this Issue:* Israeli diamantaires power through economic headwinds
Israel’s diamond sector is in far better shape today than in the time leading up to the economic crisis of 2008, industry leaders said. In 2011, Israel’s net polished diamond exports recorded double-digit growth over the previous year, surging by 23.5 percent to $7.2 billion. Before the crisis hit, Israel’s polished diamond exports amounted to $7.1 billion in 2007. “The year 2011 was the best year in the history of exports for Israel because our diamantaires have opened up new markets for their goods,” Moti Ganz, chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute, told JNA.
* China’s diamond industry set to sparkle
China’s diamond industry is booming, driven by the country’s growing purchasing power, strong retail market and improved manufacturing capabilities. The country has realised its potential in diamond manufacturing and is now spreading its wings even further to become a major player in the diamond trade.
* Italian jewellers eye promising prospects in China
In spite of continuing economic uncertainty in key parts of the world and the sharp increase in raw material prices, the “Made in Italy” label continues to work its magic in high-growth markets like China.