Diamond Industry

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 2015

  Carats ('000) US$ Million Average $/ct
Russian Federation 41,912 4,240 101
Botswana 20,779 2,986 144
Canada 11,677 1,676 144
South Africa 7,218 1,390 193
Namibia 2,053 1,214 591
Angola 9,016 1,182 131
Australia 13,564 308 23
Lesotho 304 283 931
Zimbabwe 3,491 175 50
Sierra Leone 500 154 309
Congo, Dem. Rep 16,016 133 8
Tanzania 217 59 271
Liberia 69 31 459
Guyana 118 19 161
Guinea 167 15 88
Others1 296 17 58
TOTAL 127,399 13,882 109

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
1 includes India, Brazil, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana

 

World Diamond Production (Volume) 2004-2015
Million Carats

 


Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Volume) by Country 2004-2015
Million Carats

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Russian Fed. 38.9 38.0 38.4 38.3 36.9 34.8 34.9 35.1 34.9 37.9 38.3 41.9
Botswana 31.0 31.9 34.3 33.6 32.3 17.7 22.0 22.9 20.6 23.2 24.7 20.8
Congo, Dem. Rep. 30.0 33.1 29.0 28.5 33.4 21.3 20.2 19.2 21.5 15.7 15.7 16.0
Australia 20.2 32.9 29.9 18.5 14.9 15.6 10.0 7.8 9.2 11.7 9.3 13.6
Canada 12.7 12.3 13.3 17.0 14.8 10.9 11.8 10.8 10.5 10.6 12.0 11.7
Angola 6.1 7.1 9.2 9.7 8.9 9.2 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.6 8.8 9.0
South Africa 14.1 15.6 14.9 15.2 12.9 6.1 8.9 7.0 7.1 8.1 7.4 7.2
Zimbabwe 0.0 0.2 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.0 8.4 8.5 12.1 10.4 4.8 3.5
Namibia 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.3 2.4 1.2 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1
Sierra Leone 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5
Lesotho 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3
Tanzania 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
Others 3.0 2.8 2.5 3.0 4.7 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.7
TOTAL 159.1 176.7 175.9 167.9 162.9 120.2 128.3 122.8 128.0 129.8 124.8 127.4

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

World Diamond Production (Value) 2004-2015
US$ Billion

 

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

Diamond Production (Value) by Country 2004-2015
US$ Million

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Russian Fed. 2205 2531 2574 2625 2509 2341 2382 2675 2874 3114 3733 4240
Botswana 2576 2870 3208 2960 3273 1436 2586 3902 2979 3626 3647 2986
Canada 1645 1454 1410 1657 2255 1475 2305 2551 2007 1907 2003 1676
South Africa 1076 1319 1362 1417 1236 886 1194 1389 1027 1185 1224 1390
Namibia 673 697 901 715 918 409 744 873 900 1360 1156 1214
Angola 788 1089 1133 1272 1210 804 976 1163 1110 1164 1317 1182
Australia 314 547 560 365 326 313 252 221 269 381 304 308
Lesotho 25 64 84 164 223 134 198 359 301 242 343 283
Zimbabwe 8 35 34 31 44 20 340 476 644 538 239 175
Sierra Leone 127 142 125 142 99 78 106 124 163 184 222 154
Congo, Dem.Rep. 536 615 432 365 432 226 174 180 183 139 137 133
Tanzania 35 25 26 28 24 25 13 11 34 46 81 59
Others 213 217 199 194 184 116 122 143 151 83 91 82
TOTAL 10222 11606 12045 11935 12732 8262 11393 14065 12645 13971 14496 13882

Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
 

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KPCS Production data 2004-2015 (Excel xlsx format)
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