|Countries for Diamond Production Chart
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a member state of the African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.Angola has a rich subsoil heritage, from diamonds, oil, gold, copper, and a rich wildlife, forest, and fossils. Oil and diamonds have been the most important economic resource. The Economist reported in 2008 that diamonds and oil make up 60 percent of Angola's economy.
Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia.Armenia's economy was largely industry-based ¨C chemicals, electronics, machinery, processed food, synthetic rubber, and textile ¨C and highly dependent on outside resources. The diamond industry in Armenia is a significant part of the country's manufacturing and exports. Armenia is a major supplier of diamond.
Australia ,officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent.Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of agricultural products, particularly wheat and wool,energy in the forms of liquified natural gas and coal,minerals such as iron-ore,gold,and, of course, diamond. Australia provides 13% of diamonds in the world market.
Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa.Botswana has maintained one of the world's highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966.Two major investment services rank Botswana as the best credit risk in Africa. Diamond mining has fueled much of the expansion and currently accounts for more than one-third of GDP and for 70-80% of export earnings. Tourism, financial services, subsistence farming, and cattle raising are other key sectors. The mining industry provides 40% of the country¡¯s revenue and accounts for 20% of the global diamond supply.Botswana¡¯s Orapa mine is the largest diamond mine in the world in terms of value produced annually. Estimated to produce over 11 million carats in 2013, with an average price of $145/carat, the Orapa mine is estimated to produce over $1.6 billion worth of diamonds in 2013.