Supply of rough diamonds is still squeezed, with the approximately 30 significant kimberlite diamond mines in the world often past their production peak.
Increase in demand continues, with growing urbanisation and middle classes within emerging markets, particularly in Asia.
CEO Johan Dippenaar commented:
FY 2013 marked a further year of solid growth in terms of production, revenue and the underlying profitability of the Group, as well as the acceleration of our major expansion programmes at Finsch and Cullinan, in line with expectations. We have kept our costs and capital expenditure well controlled, maintaining our robust financial position. We continue to deliver on our strategy to build a world-class diamond group, with production of circa 3 million carats expected for FY 2014, rising to 5 million carats by FY 2019.