Which countries export the most gems including diamonds and unworked or synthetic precious stones? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global gems exports within parenthesis. In 2015, world gems exports were US$132.6 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $11.3 billion worth of gems 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: $220.8 million
  6. Zimbabwe: $179.2 million
  7. Sierra Leone: $118.7 million
  8. Mauritius: $119.7 million
  9. Namibia: $114.9 million
10. Tanzania: $123 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $48.3 billion worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. India: $22.4 billion
  2. Hong Kong: $15.1 billion
  3. China: $2.9 billion
  4. Thailand: $2.9 billion
  5. Singapore: $1.7 billion
  6. Sri Lanka: $221.3 million
  7. Vietnam: $134.3 million
  8. Armenia: $77.5 million
  9. Japan: $201.1 million
10. Malaysia: $47.7 million
European Union Exporters

European Union exported $22 billion worth of gems led by the following countries:

  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 $526.8 million worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: US$174.8 million
  2. Colombia: $160.8 million
  3. British Virgin Islands: $136.1 million
  4. Guyana: $16.8 million
  5. Netherlands Antilles: $6.3 million
  6. Bolivia: $2.2 million
  7. Barbados: $2 million
  8. Honduras: $463,000
  9. Belize: $501,000
10. Venezuela: $89,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

The Middle East exported $26.7 billion worth 
of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Israel: $17.8 billion
  2. United Arab Emirates: $8.9 billion
  3. Lebanon: $56.7 million
  4. Bahrain: $1.3 million
  5. Iran: $1.2 million
  6. Saudi Arabia: $716,000
  7. Oman: $203,000
  8. Jordan: $48,000
  9. Kuwait: $40,000
10. Qatar: $16,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $22.2 billion worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $20.2 billion
  2. Canada: $1.9 billion
  3. Mexico: $79.7 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $535.3 million worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $522.5 million
  2. New Zealand: $12.7 million
  3. Marshall Islands: $63,000
  4. Vanuatu: $20,000
  5. French Polynesia: $18,000
  6. Tuvalu: $7,000
  7. Cook Islands: $5,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of gems from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -17.4%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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