List Of Top 20 Is­raeli Ex­porters In 2013

Solitaire - - SPECTRUM -

The Di­a­mond Author­ity of the Econ­omy Min­istry pub­lished its list of the top Is­raeli ex­porters in 2013. This year the list in­cluded twenty di­a­mond com­pa­nies.

Like last year, the top three po­si­tions were held by di­a­mond com­pa­nies, which all reg­is­tered in­creases in sales. Leo Schachter Di­a­monds takes the top spot on the list with a slight in­crease of 3.5% in ex­ports to $328 mil­lion in 2013, from $317 mil­lion in 2012. MID House of Di­a­monds took the sec­ond spot, also in­creas­ing its sales by 3.8% from $238 mil­lion in 2012 to $247 mil­lion in 2013. In third place is A.A. Rach­mi­nov Di­a­monds had an im­pres­sive in­crease of 16.7% from $180 mil­lion in 2012 to $210 mil­lion in 2013.

The firm that more than dou­bled its ex­ports year over year was D.N. Di­a­monds 2007 Ltd. In 2012 it ex­ported $41 mil­lion, and in 2013 it ex­ported $94 mil­lion, an in­crease of 130%.

Nisim Zuarets, the owner of DN Di­a­monds, said, “This year we in­vested much in mar­ket­ing to all of Asia, which in­cluded open­ing an of­fice in Hong Kong, and we also in­creased our trade with Euro­pean coun­tries. We par­tic­i­pated in more jew­ellery ex­hi­bi­tions this year and we in­creased the size of our pavil­ion at ev­ery show. We in­creased the va­ri­ety of our mer­chan­dise and to­day we are known as a firm that deals with high qual­ity mer­chan­dise, cut­ting and clean­ing of stones from 1 to 30 carats. We try to keep our hand on the pulse of the in­dus­try and to al­ways be at­ten­tive to our cus­tomers and sup­pli­ers.”

Out of the top twenty, most firms reg­is­tered an in­crease in ex­ports. Only four firms saw a de­crease: Niru Di­a­monds dropped by 7%, Poligem dropped by 25%, Rach­mi­nov Di­a­monds dropped by 16%, and Eran Di­a­monds-Ye­huda Sayag dropped by 11%. Shlomo Bichaci Di­a­monds showed no change from the 2012 fig­ures, which stood at $40 mil­lion.

Two firms that weren’t on the 2012 list but did ap­pear in 2011 have made a reap­pear­ance in 2013. Ku­per­man Broth­ers Di­a­monds saw an in­crease of 12.3% with $64 mil­lion in ex­ports in 2013, com­pared to $57 mil­lion in 2011. The Se­gal­diam firm saw a ma­jor drop of $53.6% in ex­ports, drop­ping from $69 mil­lion in 2011 to $32 mil­lion in 2013. The Di­a­mond Author­ity noted that the list does not in­clude firms that did not wish their fig­ures to be pub­lic knowl­edge.

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