Ever wonder which countries export the most diamonds? See the list, which also shows each exporter's value share of global diamond shipments within parenthesis. In 2015, world diamond exports were US$121.6 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $6.4 billion worth of diamonds led by the following countries:

  1. Botswana: $3 billion
  2. South Africa: $1.6 billion
  3. Angola: $787.1 million
  4. Lesotho: $315.9 million
  5. Democratic Rep. Congo: $220.3 million
  6. Zimbabwe: $179.1 million
  7. Mauritius: $115.2 million
  8. Namibia: $113.9 million
  9. Liberia: $11.6 million
10. Congo: $5.3 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $42.6 billion worth of diamonds led by the following countries:

  1. India: $21.9 billion
  2. Hong Kong: $15 billion
  3. China: $2.2 billion
  4. Thailand: $1.8 billion
  5. Singapore: $1.4 billion
  6. Sri Lanka: $133.9 million
  7. Vietnam: $124.2 million
  8. Armenia: $77.3 million
  9. Japan: $71.7 million
10. Malaysia: $27.6 million
European Union Exporters

European Union exported $19.1 billion worth of diamonds led by the following EU members:

  1. Belgium: $15.5 billion
  2. United Kingdom: $2.1 billion
  3. France: $1.1 billion
  4. Italy: $193.6 million
  5. Germany: $104.6 million
  6. Spain: $18.8 million
  7. Netherlands: $12.6 million
  8. Austria: $4.4 million
  9. Latvia: $4.3 million
10. Denmark: $4.2 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $169.3 million worth of diamonds led by the following countries:

  1. British Virgin Islands: $134.1 million
  2. Guyana: $16.8 million
  3. Brazil: $8.3 million
  4. Netherlands Antilles: $6.3 million
  5. Barbados: $1.8 million
  6. Panama: $1.2 million
  7. Honduras: $367,000
  8. Belize: $335,000
  9. Venezuela: $87,000
10. Bolivia: $60,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $26.3 billion worth of diamonds led by the following countries:

  1. Israel: $17.6 billion
  2. United Arab Emirates: $8.7 billion
  3. Lebanon: $48 million
  4. Bahrain: $1.3 million
  5. Saudi Arabia: $716,000
  6. Oman: $202,000
  7. Jordan: $48,000
  8. Kuwait: $40,000
  9. Iran: $31,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $20.5 billion worth of diamonds led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $18.6 billion
  2. Canada: $1.8 billion
  3. Mexico: $71 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $483.8 million worth of diamonds led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $477.1 million
  2. New Zealand: $6.7 million
  3. French Polynesia: $15,000
  4. Tuvalu: $7,000
  5. Fiji: $000
The accompanying list identifies export countries posting the fastest-growing diamond sales from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -20.9%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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