|Countries for Diamond Production Chart
|Central African Republic|
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Middle Africa, located in the area of north Central Africa.Despite its significant mineral and other resources, such as uranium reserves in Bakouma, crude oil in Vakaga, gold, diamonds, lumber and hydropower, as well as arable land, the Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and is among the ten poorest countries in Africa.In 2010, Central Africa Republic was ranked 14th among the world¡¯s leading producers of rough diamond, by volume, and 12th among the world¡¯s leading producers of rough diamond, by value. The country also produced gold. Subsistence farming was the mainstay of the economy yielding 70% of GDP. The World Trade Organization estimated that the mining sector accounted for about 7% of the gross domestic product; rough diamond and timber were the country's leading export products. Exploitation of gold and diamonds has so far been exclusively done through artisanal mining.