Which Country Produces the Most Dimonds?

Diamond Production ('000 ct), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 23 countries in 2015, Russia ranked the highest in diamond production with 41,912 '000 ct followed by Botswana and Dem. Republic of the Congo. On the other end of the scale was Togo with 0.046 '000 ct, China with 1.05 '000 ct and Cameroon with 5.00 '000 ct.

Data for more countries are available at Diamond Production indicator page.

Diamond Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Angola '000 ct 13,828 8,362 8,329 8,330 8,599
Australia '000 ct 10,795 9,998 7,561 8,626 11,482
Botswana '000 ct 17,734 22,019 22,903 20,478 22,597
Canada '000 ct ... ... ... 10,946 11,773 10,795 10,529 10,562
Dem. Republic of the Congo '000 ct 21,298 16,964 19,249 19,154 16,653
Ghana '000 ct 354 309 283 215 159
Guinea '000 ct 697 374 235 267 202
Guyana '000 ct 144 49.9 52.3 40.8 64.0
Lesotho '000 ct ... ... ... ... 91.8 109 224 479 414
Namibia '000 ct 940 1,522 1,345 1,667 1,776
Russia '000 ct 34,759 34,857 35,140 34,928 37,884
Sierra Leone '000 ct 400 438 356 533 605
South Africa '000 ct 6,119 8,871 7,047 7,245 8,168
Tanzania '000 ct 182 80.5 40.7 127 180
Zimbabwe '000 ct ... ... ... 964 8,435 8,503 12,060 10,412