domingo, 9 de abril de 2017
Diamantes - notícias contraditórias - vendem-se cada vez menos, vendem-se cada vez mais...
O mercado da joalharia com diamantes está a perder quota na carteira do consumidor de Luxo - é a conclusão do analista Chaim Even Zohar no seu já habitual e anual relatório Ronnie VanderLinden Diamond Pipeline para 2016, acabado de publicar.
The growth of diamond jewelry retail sales lags dramatically behind (nominal) global GDP growth. Diamond jewelry retail sales, since 2007, have fallen steeply behind inflation indices. In our 17-year pipeline chart, using an index (base) of 100 for the year 1999, diamond jewelry retail sales have risen by merely some 130%, while GDP rose by 240%. The diamond content in jewelry had risen to some 180% by 2011, but has fallen back to 150%. The diamond jewelry market is underperforming almost any relevant economic parameter.
E, no entanto... segundo a De Beers:
As vendas mundiais de diamantes ascenderam em 2016 a 80 mil milhões de dólares, depois de três anos de procura sem precedentes. Foi o segundo maior ano de sempre.
The diamond company said the past three years had seen the highest ever demand for diamond jewellery - despite a dip in 2015 - with the US, China and India being the main markets. It also said its own sales of rough diamonds at the first two so-called sightholder sales to customers were running ahead of the same period last year. Last week, the firm moved to take full control of its 32 De Beers jewellery stores in 17 countries after buying out its partner, the luxury goods company LVMH.