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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 2016

  Carats (‘000) US$ Million Average $/ct
Russian Federation 40,322 3,579 88.8
Botswana 20,501 2,846 138.8
Canada 13,036 1,397 107.2
South Africa 8,312 1,249 150.3
Angola 9,021 1,079 119.6
Namibia 1,718 915 532.6
Lesotho 342 365 1065.9
Australia 13,958 216 15.5
Sierra Leone 549 159 289.3
Congo Dem. Rep. 15,559 135 8.7
Zimbabwe 2,103 105 50.0
Tanzania 242 87 358.5
Brazil 184 50 272.6
Liberia  63 30 471.3
Guinea 113 22 198.3
Guyana 140 20 142.7
Others1 218 15 70.0
TOTAL 126,381 12,269 97.1

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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

 

World Diamond Production (Volume) 2004-2016
Million Carats

 bar chart of world prod in carats 2004 to 2016

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Volume) by Country 2006-2016
Million Carats

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Russian Fed. 38.4 38.3 36.9 34.8 34.9 35.1 34.9 37.9 38.3 41.9 40.3
Botswana 34.3 33.6 32.3 17.7 22.0 22.9 20.6 23.2 24.7 20.8 20.5
Congo, Dem. Rep. 29.0 28.5 33.4 21.3 20.2 19.2 21.5 15.7 15.7 16.0 15.6
Australia 29.9 18.5 14.9 15.6 10.0 7.8 9.2 11.7 9.3 13.6  14.0
Canada 13.3 17.0 14.8 10.9 11.8 10.8 10.5 10.6 12.0 11.7 13.0
Angola 9.2 9.7 8.9 9.2 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.6 8.8 9.0 9.0
South Africa 14.9 15.2 12.9 6.1 8.9 7.0 7.1 8.1 7.4 7.2  8.3
Zimbabwe 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.0 8.4 8.5 12.1 10.4 4.8 3.5  2.1
Namibia 2.4 2.3 2.4 1.2 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1  1.7
Sierra Leone 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5  0.5
Lesotho 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3  0.3
Tanzania 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2  0.2
Others 2.5 3.0 4.7 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.7  0.7
TOTAL 175.9 167.9 162.9 120.2 128.3 122.8 128.0 129.8 124.8 127.4  126.4

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

World Diamond Production (Value) 2004-2016
US$ Billion

 world prod 2004-16 in value 

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Value) by Country 2006-2016
US$ Million

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Russian Fed. 2574 2625 2509 2341 2382 2675 2874 3114 3733 4240 3579
Botswana 3208 2960 3273 1436 2586 3902 2979 3626 3647 2986 2846
Canada 1410 1657 2255 1475 2305 2551 2007 1907 2003 1676 1397
South Africa 1362 1417 1236 886 1194 1389 1027 1185 1224 1390 1249
Angola 1133 1272 1210 804 976 1163 1110 1164 1317 1182 1079
Namibia 901 715 918 409 744 873 900 1360 1156 1214 915
Lesotho 84 164 223 134 198 359 301 242 343 283 365
Australia 560 365 326 313 252 221 269 381 304 308 216
Sierra Leone 125 142 99 78 106 124 163 184 222 154 159
Congo, Dem.Rep. 432 365 432 226 174 180 183 139 137 133 135
Zimbabwe 34 31 44 20 340 476 644 538 239 175 105
Tanzania 26 28 24 25 13 11 34 46 81 59 87
Others 199 194 184 116 122 143 151 83 91 82 137
TOTAL 12045 11935 12732 8262 11393 14065 12645 13971 14496 13882 12269

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
 

Downloads

KPCS Production data 2004-2016 (Excel xlsx format) 
KPCS Production data 2004-2016 (pdf)