ADVERTISEMENT

Top 10 diamond producing countries in Africa

It is no secret that Africa is rich in valuable minerals crucial for economic development, ranging from extensive oil reserves to lush agricultural lands.

Diamond
  • Business Insider Africa presents the top 10 diamond-producing countries in Africa.
  • Eight African nations have secured their prestigious positions within the top ten diamond-producing countries worldwide.
  • The list is courtesy of Kimberley Process.

The continent possesses about 30% of the world's total mineral reserves, including gold, copper, platinum, cobalt, uranium, lithium, and more, all of which play pivotal roles in diverse industries, from electronics and infrastructure to energy production.

What is fascinating is that these mineral riches are not concentrated in one specific region but are spread across the continent, significantly contributing to the economic growth of many African nations.

Among this abundance of resources, diamonds stand out as one of the most sought-after treasures. The continent boasts several of the world's most prolific diamond-producing countries, each with its unique story within the global diamond industry.

ADVERTISEMENT

Recent diamond production statistics from the Kimberley Process, a joint government, industry and civil society initiative that regulates the trade and production of diamonds, revealed the prominent role of African nations in the global diamond industry.

Globally, rough diamond production, also known as uncut, raw, or natural diamonds, is undertaken by only 22 countries extracting them from deposits within their borders.

Remarkably, eight African nations have secured their prestigious positions within the top ten diamond-producing countries worldwide in 2022.

Rank Country Production volume (cts) Value ($)
1 Botswana 24,509,939.00 $4,700,321,539.00
2 Democratic Republic of Congo 9,908,997.66 $64,959,638.25
3 South Africa 9,660,233.00 $1,538,930,037.97
4 Angola 8,763,309.30 $1,965,247,499.47
5 Zimbabwe 4,461,450.15 $423,612,395.43
6 Namibia 2,054,227.06 $1,234,496,934.12
7 Lesotho 727,736.95 $314,358,893.67
8 Sierra Leone 688,970.20 $142,907,210.45
9 Tanzania 375,533.14 $110,936,767.64
10 Guinea 128,770.65 $6,556,170.10

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Here's the key to getting whiter teeth with just one ingredient

Here's the key to getting whiter teeth with just one ingredient

Do plants and trees have sexes?

Do plants and trees have sexes?

Here's who invented the 9-5, 5-day workweek

Here's who invented the 9-5, 5-day workweek

5 things every family should share

5 things every family should share

Jägermeister announces winners of bartender competition with $5000 grand prize

Jägermeister announces winners of bartender competition with $5000 grand prize

Pernod Ricard Nigeria shows environmental commitment on 12th Responsib'All Day

Pernod Ricard Nigeria shows environmental commitment on 12th Responsib'All Day

Ladies, here’s how to track your ovulation

Ladies, here’s how to track your ovulation

DIY skincare recipes using simple kitchen ingredients

DIY skincare recipes using simple kitchen ingredients

5 countries with the highest rate of adultery

5 countries with the highest rate of adultery

These 16 countries require an HIV/AIDS test before you can get a visa

These 16 countries require an HIV/AIDS test before you can get a visa

Here are top 10 rice-producing countries in Africa

Here are top 10 rice-producing countries in Africa

5 unusual ways to make food last longer

5 unusual ways to make food last longer

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT