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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report aims to provide an annual perspective on the global diamond industry, drawing on De Beers’ extensive proprietary data and insight as well as other industry sources.

The report is divided into three sections: an outlook for the global diamond industry; 2013 performance and key trends to watch in each part of the diamond industry value chain; and three ‘In Focus’ areas of particular importance to the industry.

This year’s report focuses on the changing consumer preferences in the world’s largest and fastest-growing diamond jewellery markets, the US and China; on how technology is helping to safeguard the industry; and on the miracle of production, showcasing challenges and innovation in rough diamond production.