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De Beers lifts first-quarter production by 25% y/y

Diamond miner De Beers increased its total rough diamond production by 25% year-on-year to 8.9-million carats in the first quarter of this year, reflecting an improved operational performance and higher planned levels of production to meet continued strong demand for rough diamonds.

However, the miner’s operations in Botswana and its Venetia mine, in South Africa, were negatively impacted on by high rainfall in the period.

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