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Understanding Diamond Production Data

Diamond production data by country is collected by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in volume (carats) and US dollar value. The data, published annually approximately six months after the year-end, covers an estimated 99.8% of global production.

World Diamond Production in Carats and Value 2020

Carats   Value  
  ‘000 % share $m % share
Botswana 16,941 16% 2,521 27%
Russia 31,187 29% 2,255 24%
Angola 7,734 7% 1,017 11%
South Africa 8,478 8% 958 10%
Canada 13,104 12% 929 10%
Namibia 1,550 1% 720 8%
Lesotho 481 0% 261 3%
Zimbabwe 2,670 2% 153 2%
Sierra Leone 641 1% 119 1%
Australia 10,945 10% 118 1%
DRC 12,743 12% 89 1%
Tanzania 147 0% 24 0%
Others 455 0% 69 1%
Totals 107,077 100% 9,235 100%

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

World Diamond Production by Volume 2015 – 20 Million carats

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Russia 41.9 40.3 42.6 43.2 45.3 31.2
Botswana 20.8 20.5 23.0 24.4 23.7 16.9
Canada 11.7 13.0 23.2 23.2 18.6 13.1
DRC 16.0 15.6 18.9 16.4 14.2 12.7
Australia 13.6 14.0 17.1 14.1 13.0 10.9
South Africa 7.2 8.3 9.7 9.9 7.2 8.5
Angola 9.0 9.0 9.4 8.4 9.1 7.7
Zimbabwe 3.5 2.1 2.5 3.3 2.1 2.7
Namibia 2.1 1.7 1.9 2.4 2.0 1.5
Sierra Leone 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.6
Lesotho 0.3 0.3 1.1 1.3 1.1 0.5
Tanzania 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.1
Others 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5
TOTAL 127.4 126.4 150.9 148.4 138.2 107.1

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

World Diamond Production by Value 2015 – 20 US$ M

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Botswana 2,986 2,846 3,329 3,535 3,435 2,521
Russia 4,240 3,579 4,112 3,983 4,117 2,255
Angola 1,182 1,079 1,105 1,224 1,266 1,017
South Africa 1,390 1,249 1,304 1,228 873 958
Canada 1,676 1,397 2,060 2,098 1,697 929
Namibia 1,214 915 1,011 1,125 1,010 720
Lesotho 283 365 343 377 290 261
Zimbabwe 175 105 175 210 141 153
Sierra Leone 154 159 122 157 168 119
Australia 308 216 200 181 159 118
DRC 133 135 157 136 226 89
Tanzania 59 87 79 82 89 24
Others 82 137 127 130 103 69
TOTAL 13,882 12,269 14,125 14,466 13,574 9,235

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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Excel file for production data 2004 – 2020