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Production Statistics

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

The KPCS is a unique collaboration between governments, the international diamond industry, non-governmental organisations and the United Nations.  Set up in 2003 it imposes extensive requirements on all its members to ensure that they commit to transparency, to the exchange of statistical information and to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’ and prevent conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate trade.
All the production by DPA members is certified by the Kimberley Process.

Please note that there are currently differences in the procedures for valuing diamonds between the member countries of the Kimberley Process, with the value being recorded at the mine, the exporter’s office and/or at the regional offices of the Ministry of Mines. A sub-group of the Kimberley Process is currently mapping these valuation procedures with a view to harmonising the reporting methodology used.

 

 

World Diamond Production by Volume and Value 2017

Carats (‘000) US$ Million Average $/ct
Russian Federation

42,615

4,112

96.5
Botswana

22,961

3,329

145.0
Canada

23,234

2,060

88.7
South Africa

9,683

1,304

134.7
Angola

9,439

1,105

117.0
Namibia

1,948

1,011

518.7
Lesotho

1,126

343

304.2
Australia

17,135

200

11.7
Zimbabwe

2,508

175

69.9
Congo Dem.Rep.

18,903

157

8.3
Sierra Leone

289

122

423.0
Tanzania

298

79

266.4
Brazil

255

38

148.6
Guinea

181

20

112.8
Guyana

52

10

197.4
India

42

7

176.4
Others

186

12

62.5
Total

150,855

14,085

93.4

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

1 includes India, CAR, Ghana, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, China

 

World Diamond Production (Volume) 2004-2017
Million Carats

bar chart of world prod in carats 2004 to 2017

 

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Volume) by Country 2007-2017
Million Carats

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Russian Fed. 38.3 36.9 34.8 34.9 35.1 34.9 37.9 38.3 41.9 40.3 42.6
Canada 17.0 14.8 10.9 11.8 10.8 10.5 10.6 12.0 11.7 13.0 23.2
Botswana 33.6 32.3 17.7 22.0 22.9 20.6 23.2 24.7 20.8 20.5 23.0
Congo, Dem. Rep. 28.5 33.4 21.3 20.2 19.2 21.5 15.7 15.7 16.0 15.6 18.9
Australia 18.5 14.9 15.6 10.0 7.8 9.2 11.7 9.3 13.6 14.0 17.1
South Africa 15.2 12.9 6.1 8.9 7.0 7.1 8.1 7.4 7.2 8.3 9.7
Angola 9.7 8.9 9.2 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.6 8.8 9.0 9.0 9.4
Zimbabwe 0.7 0.8 1.0 8.4 8.5 12.1 10.4 4.8 3.5  2.1 2.5
Namibia 2.3 2.4 1.2 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1  1.7 1.9
Lesotho 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3  0.3 1.1
Tanzania 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2  0.2 0.3
Sierra Leone 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5  0.5 0.3
Others 3.0 4.7 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.7  0.7 0.7
TOTAL 167.9 162.9 120.2 128.3 122.8 128.0 129.8 124.8 127.4  126.4 150.9

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

World Diamond Production (Value) 2004-2017
US$ Billion

world prod 2004-17 in value

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Value) by Country 2007-2017
US$ Million

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Russian Fed. 2625 2509 2341 2382 2675 2874 3114 3733 4240 3579 4112
Botswana 2960 3273 1436 2586 3902 2979 3626 3647 2986 2846 3329
Canada 1657 2255 1475 2305 2551 2007 1907 2003 1676 1397 2060
South Africa 1417 1236 886 1194 1389 1027 1185 1224 1390 1249 1304
Angola 1272 1210 804 976 1163 1110 1164 1317 1182 1079 1105
Namibia 715 918 409 744 873 900 1360 1156 1214 915 1011
Lesotho 164 223 134 198 359 301 242 343 283 365 343
Australia 365 326 313 252 221 269 381 304 308 216 200
Zimbabwe 31 44 20 340 476 644 538 239 175 105 175
Congo, Dem.Rep. 365 432 226 174 180 183 139 137 133 135 157
Sierra Leone 142 99 78 106 124 163 184 222 154 159 122
Tanzania 28 24 25 13 11 34 46 81 59 87 79
Others 194 184 116 122 143 151 83 91 82 137 88
TOTAL 11935 12732 8262 11393 14065 12645 13971 14496 13882 12269 14085

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Downloads

KPCS Production data 2004-2017 (Excel xlsx format)
KPCS Production data 2004-2017 (pdf)