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June 2000

Since 1961

Conflict Diamond Chart June.2000

The chart immediately to the right on worldwide diamond production in 1999 was supplied by De Beers with its written testimony before the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on Africa for its recent hearings in Washington on the issue of “combat diamonds.”

According to the chart, the production of so-called “conflict diamonds” only amounts to 3.7% of the total world production in 1999. It shows that an overwhelming percentage of the world’s diamonds come from peaceful and orderly mining industries, such as those in Botswana and Namibia. De Beers supplied this chart to counter “inaccurate and unsubstantiated estimates” that 20% of all diamonds go through combat areas.

Tables like these usually track diamond percentage in terms of caratage. This table tracks production in terms of value. Perhaps De Beers did this because, tracking the amount of small diamonds that come out of countries like the Congo, Sierra Leone and Angola by caratage would mean that “combat diamonds” would have a much higher percentage. But Congo, Sierra Leone and Angola do not give the true picture.

Conflict Diamond Chart Against World Production of Gem Diamonds, 1999 (US $million)

COUNTRY

CONFLICT

NON-CONFLICT

TOTAL

Botswana

 

1,782

1,782

Russia

 

1,625

1,625

South Africa

 

776

772

Angola

150

468

618

Namibia

 

430

430

Canada

 

405

405

Dem Rep of Congo

35

361

396

Australia

 

367

367

Venezuela

 

120

120

Sierra Leone

70

70

C.A.R.

 

67

67

Brazil

 

54

54

Guinea

 

40

40

Tanzania

 

24

24

Ivory Coast

 

20

20

Guyana

 

14

14

China

 

14

14

Ghana

 

12

12

Liberia

 

10

10

India

 

8

8

Lesotho

 

3

3

Indonesia

 

2

2

Total

255

6,602

6,857

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