Israel’s polished diamond exports, increased one percent year on year to $6.27 billion in 2014, according to the Economic Ministry.
The United States is still the major market for Israel’s polished diamonds accounting for Thirty Eight percent of polished exports, Followed by Hong Kong with Thirty percent of Israel’s polished exports.
Polished imports grew five percent to $4.51 billion during 2014. Rough diamond imports increased one percent to $4.02 billion, and rough exports increased four percent to $3.06 billion.
The world diamond industry faced a significant credit crunch amongst other challenges including, higher rough prices. With the robust U.S. market and renewed Asian demand, Israel looks forward to increased trade for polished diamonds in 2015.