Diamond output peak

[preamble]Roughdiamond production will increase significantly in the coming years and will peak in 2018, according to a new report from Bain & Company and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

A steady market in the United States in combination with growing demand in China and India are key factors behind the forecast in the Global Diamond Industry Report 2013.

The authors believe that rough diamond production will grow at an average rate of 4.8 percent a year until 2018, reaching a peak production level of 169 million carats and a value of 19.6 billion US dollars.