Russia's Alrosa quarterly diamond production up 62%

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Russian state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa's third-quarter production grew by 62% quarter on quarter to 9.2 million carats, it said on Friday.

MOSCOW, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa's third-quarter production grew by 62% quarter on quarter to 9.2 million carats, it said on Friday.

Sales of rough and polished diamonds were at $589 million in the third quarter, a near-sevenfold increase on the previous three months but down 4% year on year, Alrosa added.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt Editing by David Goodman )

((Polina.Devitt@thomsonreuters.com))

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