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While few dealers argued that point, manufacturers countered that there not only being squeezed by reduced bank credit, but by rough prices remain high in a declining polished market. DeBeers maintained relatively stable prices at the December site, which closed with an estimated value of $600 million. Rapaport estimates that DeBeers rough sales rose 14% to more than $6.5 billion in 2014, boosted by price appreciation and a stronger than usual second half of the year.

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“The DeBeers stock at the time of Asian currency crisis of 1997/1998 had a value of several billion dollars. Our senior management questioned whether holding such a large stock was a sustainable and efficient use of capital,” Davies said, “and this triggered a strategic review that resulted in a decision to liquidate the stockpile over a number of years.” Responding to that claim, Vanderlinden said, “we can only take them at their word. Nobody really knows. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.”

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Surprisingly, Canada’s production has actually fallen 5 percent to $1.91 billion in 2013, however Canada is still ranked as the third-largest producer of diamonds worldwide. In regards to volume, Canada’s production has risen around 1 percent to its peak at 10.565 million carats. Meanwhile, the average price declined 6 percent to $180.52 per carat. Canada is followed by Namibia. Namibia’s production has risen 15 percent this year to $1.36 billion from 1.689 million carats as the average price also jumped a heaping 46 percent to $805.24 per carat. This jump was a profound one. Angola is found finishing up the top 5 countries in their production rankings. Angola has production up 15 percent hitting $1.28 billion from 9.36 million carats and an average price that has risen 2 percent to $136.49 per carat.