The main global diamond mining destinations

Once centred in Africa, diamond production now occurs in many countries throughout the world..

Top ten producing countries of gem-quality diamonds
This map shows the fifteen countries with the highest production of diamonds between 2008 and 2013. The map clearly shows that diamond production occurs in many different parts of the world.

Since the 1870’s most of the world’s gem-quality diamonds have been mined in Africa. The diamond production map above shows the fifteen countries with the highest recent production of gem-quality diamonds for a recent five-year period.

The map illustrates that diamond production has spread to many parts of the world. Diamond production in Russia and Canada has grown rapidly and these countries diversify the geographic distribution of gem-quality diamond production.