Global production of rough diamonds by application 2005-2013

This statistic depicts the distribution of global rough diamond production (measured by carats) in 2013, by application. It is estimated that almost half of all rough diamonds end up as industrial diamonds, while around one third gets lost through cutting and polishing procedures. That means, only one fifth of all mined diamonds (carats) finish as polished gem-quality diamonds that can be sold as a piece of jewelry.

Share of global rough diamond production in 2013, by application*

Share of total mined rough diamonds
Industrial rough diamonds**46%
Waste (cutting and polishing)35%
Total gem-quality polished19%
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Release date

December 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2013

Supplementary notes

* Calculated based on production volume measured in carats. All figures are rounded.
** The definition of industrial rough diamonds differs by producer; may contain diamonds eventually used in jewelry manufacturing

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