Top 10 Diamond Producing Countries in Africa: Shining Contributions to Global Market
Recently, the latest diamond production statistics from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), the global body that regulates the trade and production of diamonds, revealed the prominent role of African nations in the global diamond industry.
Africa's glittering contribution to the global diamond industry shines brightly in the recently released data
by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for the year 2022. Eight African countries have rightfully earned their esteemed positions among the top ten diamond producing nations worldwide, demonstrating the continent's enduring significance in the industry.
Sputnik Africa has meticulously analyzed the KPCS data to compile a list of Africa's top ten diamond producing countries for 2022.
Topping the chart is Botswana
, solidifying its reputation as Africa's largest diamond producer and securing an impressive second place on the global stage, trailing only Russia
. With a staggering production volume of 24.5 million carats and a value of $4.7 billion, Botswana's diamond industry continues to make a resounding impact that transcends borders.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) established its strong presence in second place among African nations, proudly standing as the world's fourth-largest diamond producer with a production volume of 9.9 million carats and a value of $65 million.
, long known for its long history of diamond production, took third place among African nations and proudly stood as the world's fifth-largest diamond producer
. Producing 9.6 million carats and generating a production value of more than $1.5 billion, South Africa's contribution reflects commitment to excellence in diamond mining.
Angola adds to Africa's diamond prowess, securing the sixth position globally and boasting a production volume of 8.7 million carats. With a production value of $1.9 billion, Angola's diamond industry showcases its commitment to sustainable and responsible mining practices, a vital aspect valued by consumers worldwide.
The list continues with Zimbabwe
, Sierra Leone
, and Guinea
, each making its own valuable contribution to Africa's diamond production landscape.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme plays a critical role in ensuring that diamonds sourced from these African countries adhere to responsible mining practices, are conflict-free and promote sustainable development. By certifying the origin of rough diamonds, the KPCS protects the integrity and value of these precious gems and builds consumer confidence worldwide.
Top 10 Diamond Producing Countries in Africa in 2022
Production Volume, cts
Democratic Republic of Congo