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ON THE RISE: Diamond industry exports increase

Recovery in diamond industry leads to surge in exports

The recovery of the diamond industry has seen the country experience an upsurge in exports, according to the latest figures from the government data collecting agency, Statistics Botswana.

The International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) for the month of December show that the value of the exports from Botswana stood at P7.1 billion, a 6.7 percent increase from the November value of P6.7 billion.

The increase is attributed largely to the rise in diamond exports, by 12.7 percent (P733.6 million) from the November 2021 value of...

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