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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 2018


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

43,161

3,983

92
Botswana

24,378

3,535

145
Canada

23,194

2,098

90
South Africa

9,908

1,228

124
Angola

8,409

1,224

146
Namibia

2,397

1,125

469
Lesotho

1,294

377

291
Zimbabwe

3,255

210

65
Australia

14,069

181

13
Sierra Leone

742

157

212
Congo, Democratic Republic of

16,391

136

8
Tanzania

386

82

212
Brazil

251

55

219
Liberia

79

32

402
Guinea

293

18

61
Guyana

62

11

181
India

39

8

215
Congo, Republic of

48

2

43
Ghana

54

2

34
Others1

21

1

54
TOTAL

148,430

14,466

97

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

1 includes CAR, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, China

 

World Diamond Production (Volume) 2004-2018
Million Carats

bar chart of world prod in carats 2004 to 2018

 

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Volume) by Country 2008-2018
Million Carats

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Russian Fed. 36.9 34.8 34.9 35.1 34.9 37.9 38.3 41.9 40.3 42.6 43.2
Canada 14.8 10.9 11.8 10.8 10.5 10.6 12.0 11.7 13.0 23.2 23.2
Botswana 32.3 17.7 22.0 22.9 20.6 23.2 24.7 20.8 20.5 23.0 24.4
Canada 14.8 10.9 11.8 10.8 10.5 10.6 12.0 11.7 13.0 23.2 23.2
Congo, Dem. Rep. 33.4 21.3 20.2 19.2 21.5 15.7 15.7 16.0 15.6 18.9 16.4
Australia 14.9 15.6 10.0 7.8 9.2 11.7 9.3 13.6 14.0 17.1 14.1
South Africa 12.9 6.1 8.9 7.0 7.1 8.1 7.4 7.2 8.3 9.7 9.9
Angola 8.9 9.2 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.6 8.8 9.0 9.0 9.4 8.4
Zimbabwe 0.8 1.0 8.4 8.5 12.1 10.4 4.8 3.5  2.1 2.5 3.3
Namibia 2.4 1.2 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1  1.7 1.9 2.4
Lesotho 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3  0.3 1.1 1.3
Sierra Leone 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.7
Tanzania 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2  0.2 0.3 0.4
Others 4.7 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.7  0.7 0.8 0.8
TOTAL 162.9 120.2 128.3 122.8 128.0 129.8 124.8 127.4  126.4 150.9 148.4

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

World Diamond Production (Value) 2004-2018
US$ Billion

world prod 2004-18 in value

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Value) by Country 2008-2018
US$ Million

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Russian Fed. 2509 2341 2382 2675 2874 3114 3733 4240 3579 4112 3983
Botswana 3273 1436 2586 3902 2979 3626 3647 2986 2846 3329 3535
Canada 2255 1475 2305 2551 2007 1907 2003 1676 1397 2060 2098
South Africa 1236 886 1194 1389 1027 1185 1224 1390 1249 1304 1228
Angola 1210 804 976 1163 1110 1164 1317 1182 1079 1105 1224
Namibia 918 409 744 873 900 1360 1156 1214 915 1011 1125
Lesotho 223 134 198 359 301 242 343 283 365 343 377
Zimbabwe 44 20 340 476 644 538 239 175 105 175 210
Australia 326 313 252 221 269 381 304 308 216 200 181
Sierra Leone 99 78 106 124 163 184 222 154 159 122 157
Congo, Dem.Rep. 432 226 174 180 183 139 137 133 135 157 136
Tanzania 24 25 13 11 34 46 81 59 87 79 82
Others 184 116 122 143 151 83 91 82 137 127 130
TOTAL 12732 8262 11393 14065 12645 13971 14496 13882 12269 14125 14466

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Downloads

KPCS Production data 2004-2018 (Excel xlsx format)
KPCS Production data 2004-2018 (pdf)