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U.S. synthetic diamond imports 2007-2017

In 2017, 394 million carats of synthetic diamonds were imported to the United States for consumption.

Synthetic diamonds

In 2017, there were 394 million carats of synthetic diamonds that were imported into the United States. Exports out of the United States have increased since 2007 from 102 million carats to 155 million carats in 2017. Production in the country has mostly remained at a similar volume in the past ten years. In 2007, the U.S. produced 130 million carats of synthetic diamonds through primary production and 17.6 million carats of synthetic diamonds through secondary production. In 2017, primary production had just slightly decreased to 129 million carats and a dramatic decline was reported for the secondary production, at some six million carats.

Synthetic diamonds are artificially produced, often in laboratories. Two of the most common production methods are through high-pressures and high-temperatures as well as through the formation of crystals through chemical vapor deposition, generating the names HPHT diamond and CVD diamond, respectively. Worldwide, some 14.6 billion carats of synthetic diamonds were produced in 2017, a slight decrease from the 17.4 billion carats in 2013. Synthetic diamonds are often used as abrasives, as part of cutting and polishing tools. New applications for these materials have also been developed, for examples, as high-power switches at power stations and as light-emitting diodes. It can also be used as detectors for ultraviolet light and high-energy particles, essential in certain research facilities.

Imports of synthetic diamonds into the United States from 2007 to 2017 (in 1,000 carats)*

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Imports for consumption. This statistic was assembled using several editions of the annual report.

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