Which countries export the most gems? (excludes diamonds and unworked or synthetic precious stones) See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global gems exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world gems exports were US$9.7 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $438.4 million worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Zambia: $165.4 million
  2. Tanzania: $107.6 million
  3. Mozambique: $102 million
  4. Madagascar: $22.3 million
  5. Ethiopia: $9.5 million
  6. South Africa: $8.3 million
  7. Nigeria: $8 million
  8. Eritrea: $4.8 million
  9. Namibia: $4.7 million
10. Kenya: $2.6 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $5.2 billion worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Hong Kong: $2.9 billion
  2. Thailand: $1.1 billion
  3. India: $449.6 million
  4. Myanmar (Burma): $258.7 million
  5. Singapore: $184.7 million
  6. Sri Lanka: $89 million
  7. China: $87.2 million
  8. Taiwan: $44.1 million
  9. Afghanistan: $20.2 million
10. South Korea: $19 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $987.4 million worth of gems led by the following EU members:

  1. Germany: $274.2 million
  2. United Kingdom: $269.7 million
  3. France: $204.6 million
  4. Italy: $111.1 million
  5. Belgium: $106.1 million
  6. Austria: $8.9 million
  7. Poland: $4.3 million
  8. Czech Republic: $2.8 million
  9. Spain: $2.8 million
10. Netherlands: $1.1 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $329.1 million worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $153 million
  2. Colombia: $148.1 million
  3. Uruguay: $14.5 million
  4. British Virgin Islands: $4 million
  5. Dominican Republic: $2.4 million
  6. Argentina: $1.9 million
  7. Bolivia: $1.4 million
  8. Peru: $1.2 million
  9. Bahamas: $647,000
10. Panama: $423,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $336.6 million worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Israel: $165.8 million
  2. United Arab Emirates: $150.2 million
  3. Lebanon: $19.1 million
  4. Iran: $708,000
  5. Yemen: $359,000
  6. Qatar: $211,000
  7. Saudi Arabia: $162,000
  8. Bahrain: $9,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $1.6 billion worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $1.6 billion
  2. Canada: $20.8 million
  3. Mexico: $3.4 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $54.1 million worth of gems led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $50.6 million
  2. New Zealand: $3.6 million
  3. French Polynesia: $34,000
  4. Papua New Guinea: $3,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of gems from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage gain for this exported product category was 75.1%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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