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TABLE 5
NATURAL DIAMOND: WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY AND TYPE- 1, 2, 3
(Thousand carats)
 
Country and type4   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Gemstones:                      
Angola 8,258 8,732 8,016 12,445 12,500 e
Armenia 184 123 101 50 50 e
Australia 7,305 231 273 220 r, e 100 e
Botswanae 24,000 25,000 25,000 24,000 25,000
Brazile 181 182 182 200 r, 5 200
Canada 13,278 17,144 14,803 10,946 11,773
Central African Republice 340 370 302 r, 5 249 r, 5 250
Chinae 100 100 100 100 100
Congo (Kinshasa) 5,800 5,700 4,200 3,700 r 5,500
C-te d-Ivoiree -- r -- r -- r -- r --
Ghana 768 671 478 301 r 300 e
Guinea 355 815 2,500 557 r 550
Guyana 341 269 169 144 144 e
Lesotho 231 454 450 e 450 e 460
Namibia 2,400 2,266 2,435 1,192 r 1,200 e
Russiae 23,400 23,300 21,925 5 17,791 5 17,800
Sierra Leone 362 362 223 241 r 240 e
South Africae 6,100 6,100 5,200 2,500 r 3,500
Tanzaniae 230 239 202 155 r 77
Venezuelae 45 45 45 45 45
Zimbabwee 160 100 100 100 50
Other6 70   75 r 121 r 79 r 70  
Total 93,900 r 92,300 r 86,800 r 75,500 r 79,900  
Industrial:
Angolae 918 970 900 1,383 r, 5 1,300
Australia 21,915 18,960 15,397 10,700 9,900
Botswanae 8,000 8,000 8,000 7,000 7,000
Brazile 600 600 600 600 600
Central African Republice 85 93 74 5 62 r, 5 60
Chinae 965 970 1,000 1,000 1,000
Congo (Kinshasa) 23,100 22,600 16,700 14,600 r 22,200
C-te d-Ivoiree -- r -- r -- r -- r --
Ghana 192 168 120 75 r 75 e
Guinea 118 200 600 139 r 130
Russiae 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Sierra Leone 241 241 149 160 r 160 e
South Africae 9,100 9,100 7,700 3,600 r 5,400
Tanzaniae 42 44 36 r 27 14
Venezuelae 70 70 70 70 70
Zimbabwee 900 600 700 850 r 800
Other7 67   84 r 145 r 115 r 118  
Total 81,300 r 77,700 r 67,200 r 55,400 r 63,800  
Grand total   175,000 r 170,000 r 154,000 r 131,000 r 144,000  
eEstimated. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World totals and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Table includes data available through June 2, 2011.
3In addition to the countries listed, Nigeria and the Republic of Korea produce natural diamond and synthetic-
diamond, respectively, but information is inadequate to formulate reliable estimates of output levels.
TABLE 5
NATURAL DIAMOND: WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY AND TYPE- 1, 2, 3
                       
4Includes near-gem and cheap-gem qualities.
5Reported figure.
6Includes Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon (unspecified), India, Indonesia, Liberia, and Togo (unspecified).
7Includes Congo (Brazzaville), India, Indonesia, and Liberia.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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