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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 2019

Carats   Value  
  ‘000 % share $m % share
Russia 45,271 33% 4,117 30%
Botswana 23,687 17% 3,435 25%
Canada 18,638 13% 1,697 13%
Angola 9,150 7% 1,266 9%
Namibia 2,018 1% 1,010 7%
South Africa 7,181 5% 873 6%
Lesotho 1,114 1% 290 2%
DRC 14,158 10% 226 2%
Sierra Leone 812 1% 168 1%
Australia 12,999 9% 159 1%
Zimbabwe 2,108 2% 141 1%
Tanzania 417 0% 89 1%
Others 638 0% 103 1%
Totals 138,191 100% 13,574 100%

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

World Diamond Production by Volume 2014 – 19 Million carats

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Russia 38.3 41.9 40.3 42.6 43.2 45.3
Botswana 24.7 20.8 20.5 23.0 24.4 23.7
Canada 12.0 11.7 13.0 23.2 23.2 18.6
DRC 15.7 16.0 15.6 18.9 16.4 14.2
Australia 9.3 13.6 14.0 17.1 14.1 13.0
Angola 8.8 9.0 9.0 9.4 8.4 9.1
South Africa 7.4 7.2 8.3 9.7 9.9 7.2
Zimbabwe 4.8 3.5 2.1 2.5 3.3 2.1
Namibia 1.9 2.1 1.7 1.9 2.4 2.0
Lesotho 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.1 1.3 1.1
Sierra Leone 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.8
Tanzania 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4
Others 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6
TOTAL 124.8 127.4 126.4 150.9 148.4 138.2

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

World Diamond Production by Value 2014 – 19 US$ M

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Russia 3,733 4,240 3,579 4,112 3,983 4,117
Botswana 3,647 2,986 2,846 3,329 3,535 3,435
Canada 2,003 1,676 1,397 2,060 2,098 1,697
Angola 1,317 1,182 1,079 1,105 1,224 1,266
Namibia 1,156 1,214 915 1,011 1,125 1,010
South Africa 1,224 1,390 1,249 1,304 1,228 873
Lesotho 343 283 365 343 377 290
DRC 137 133 135 157 136 226
Sierra Leone 222 154 159 122 157 168
Australia 304 308 216 200 181 159
Zimbabwe 239 175 105 175 210 141
Tanzania 81 59 87 79 82 89
Others 91 82 137 127 130 103
TOTAL 14,496 13,882 12,269 14,125 14,466 13,574

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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Excel file for production data 2004 – 2019