Conflict Diamond Statistics

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Conflict Diamond StatisticsData
Percent of total world diamond production that are conflict diamonds4 %
Peak percent of total world diamond production that were conflict diamonds15 % (1990)
Annual value of conflict diamonds smuggled in from the Ivory Coast$23 Million
Percent of Sierra Leone’s diamond production that are conflict diamonds15 %
Total number of deaths attributed to conflict diamond mining3 Million
Average daily pay for a conflict diamond worker$0.07
Number of countries that are members of the Kimberly Process75
Percent of The Republic of Congo’s diamonds that have unknown origins40 %
Countries with the Highest Production of Conflict DiamondsPercent of World Production
Angola2.1 %
Sierra Leone1 %
Democratic Republic of Congo0.5 %
Diamond Store Statistics 
In 2004, Amnesty International and Global Witness conducted a survey of 246 diamond retailers in 50 cities across 18 states. The following is an excerpt of their report:
Percent of stores that were able to assure that they had a policy on conflict diamonds27 %
Percent of store that were able to furnish a hard copy of their diamond policy31 %
Percent of stores that were aware of the Kimberly Process28 %
Percent of stores when asked if customers inquire about conflict diamonds responded rarely or never83 %
Number of stores that refused outright to take the survey110
Top Diamond Producing Countries
CountryCaratsPrice / CaratValuePercent of World Value
Botswana21,000,000$76$1,613,000,00022 %
Russia16,000,000$94$1,523,000,00021 %
South Africa10,000,000$101$985,000,00014 %
DR Congo22,000,000$33$725,000,00010 %
Angola3,600,000$150$544,000,0008 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: World Bank, United Nations, Kimberly Process
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2016

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