In 2015, 127.4 million carats of diamonds were mined around the world, a 2.1% increase compared to 2014, according to just released Kimberley Process figures. The value of global diamond production decreased 4.2% to $112.3 billion.
The average value of production fell 6.2% to $108.96 per carat.
Russia is by far the largest diamond producing country by volume and value. In 2015, the country produced 49 million carats valued at $4.2 billion. It’s followed by Botswana, which produced 20.8 million carats worth $3 billion.
Following Russia and Botswana, the next top diamond producing countries by volume in 2015 are Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Australia and Canada. The top five largest diamond producers by value in 2015: Russia, Botswana, Canada, South Africa and Namibia.