Conflict Diamond Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: World Bank, United Nations, Kimberly Process
Research Date: January 13th, 2015

Blood diamonds (also called a conflict diamonds, converted diamonds, hot diamonds, or war diamonds) is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity. The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas, or to label an individual diamond as having come from such an area.

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Conflict Diamond Statistics Data
Percent of total world diamond production that are conflict diamonds 4 %
Peak percent of total world diamond production that were conflict diamonds 15 % (1990)
Annual value of conflict diamonds smuggled in from the Ivory Coast $23 Million
Percent of Sierra Leone’s diamond production that are conflict diamonds 15 %
Total number of deaths attributed to conflict diamond mining 3 Million
Average daily pay for a conflict diamond worker $0.07
Number of countries that are members of the Kimberly Process 75
Percent of The Republic of Congo’s diamonds that have unknown origins 40 %
Countries with the Highest Production of Conflict Diamonds Percent of World Production
Angola 2.1 %
Sierra Leone 1 %
Democratic Republic of Congo 0.5 %
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 diamonds 27 %
Percent of store that were able to furnish a hard copy of their diamond policy 31 %
Percent of stores that were aware of the Kimberly Process 28 %
Percent of stores when asked if customers inquire about conflict diamonds responded rarely or never 83 %
Number of stores that refused outright to take the survey 110
Top Diamond Producing Countries
Country Carats Price / Carat Value Percent of World Value
Botswana 21,000,000 $76 $1,613,000,000 22 %
Russia 16,000,000 $94 $1,523,000,000 21 %
South Africa 10,000,000 $101 $985,000,000 14 %
DR Congo 22,000,000 $33 $725,000,000 10 %
Angola 3,600,000 $150 $544,000,000 8 %

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