The annual list of the 30 largest exporters of polished diamonds in Israel was published by the Israel Diamond Controller’s Office in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. Topping the list once again is L.L.D. Diamonds Ltd., owned by Lev Leviev, with exports of $522 million in 2007.
Second on the list of top exporters is Leo Schachter Ltd. with $446 million. Next is Moshe Namdar and Co. with $199 million.
In the fourth place is Espeka Diamonds International Ltd. with $194 million; followed by A.Dalumi Diamonds Ltd. with $170 million in exports in fifth place.
Rounding out the top 10 are:Yerushalmi Brothers Ltd. with $161 million in polished diamond exports; A.A. Rachminov Ltd., with $128 million in exports; M.I.D. House of Diamonds Ltd., with $122 million; Poligem Ltd. with $94 million; and Rosy Blue Sales Ltd. with $93 million.
Shmuel Mordechai, Israel Diamond Controller, said that the net polished exports of the top 30 exporters totaled $3.16 billion, accounting for 44 percent of Israel’s total net polished diamonds, which reached nearly $7.1 billion in 2007. Mordechai added that the list of 30 does not include 15 companies, whose exports totaled $739 million, who chose not to publish their export figures.
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