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Botswana remains top diamond producer, Zim output drops

23 july 2014

Botswana has remained the leading diamond producer in the world in terms of value, data released by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP) shows.
Production fr om the southern African country leaped 22 percent to $3.63 billion in 2013 while the volume of its production increased 13 percent to 23.187 million carats.
Botswana's average price of rough diamonds was also up 8 percent to $156.36 per carat.
KP said Russia maintained its position as the second largest diamond producer by value and the largest producer in terms of volume.
The country’s production leaped 8 percent to $3.11 billion while the volume of its output grew 8 percent to 37.884 million carats.
Russia's average price of rough remained at $82.21 per carat.
Canada’s diamond production eased 5 percent to $1.91 billion but remained as the third largest producer.
In volume terms, Canada’s production increased 1 percent to 10.561 million carats while the average price of production declined 6 percent to $180.52 per carat.
Namibia fared well, as its production increased 15 percent to $1.36 billion from 1.689 million carats.
Its average price leaped 46 percent to $805.24 per carat.
Namibia also had the highest priced diamonds in the world overtaking Lesotho wh ere the average price of rough production fell 7 percent to $584.88 per carat.
Angola was ranked number five as its output grew 15 percent to $1.28 billion from 9.36 million carats while its average price rose 2 percent to $136.49 per carat.
South Africa’s output also increased 15 percent to $1.19 billion from 8.143 million carats while the average price of its diamonds was flat at $145.54 per carat.
Of all the diamond producing countries in southern Africa, Zimbabwe’s output fell 14 percent to $538.5 million.
Its volume of production also eased 14 percent to 10.411 million carats while the average price dropped 3 percent to $51.72 per carat.
Meanwhile, KP said the global diamond output improved 11 percent year on year to $14.09 billion during the period under consideration due to an increase in the average price of rough diamonds.
Global production increased 2 percent to 130.482 million carats by volume while the average price of production leaped 9 percent to $107.95 per carat.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished