Global Diamond Mining to 2020

Diamond mainly occurs in kimberlite, lamproite and alluvial deposits. The world’s largest

kimberlite reserves are found in Botswana’s Orapa region and in South Africa, while alluvial

deposits are found mainly on the Atlantic coasts of South Africa and Namibia. The Australian

Argyle mine in Kimberley region hosts lamproite deposits.

Global rough diamond production was an estimated 131.5 million carats (Mct) in 2014, marginally up from 130.5Mct in 2013. The market for rough diamond production centres around the top eight producing countries – Russia, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa which collectively account for 97% of global production. The Argyle, Orapa, Jwaneng, Diavik, Catoca and Nyurbinskaya are some of the major diamond producing mines. Alrosa, De Beers SA, Rio Tinto Plc, Dominion Diamond Corporation and Petra Diamonds are the world’s largest diamond mining companies, collectively accounting for 70% of global production.

Scope

•An analysis of the competitive landscape of the global diamond market.

•A review of diamond reserves (million carats) by country and major mines.

•Historic and forecast figures of rough diamond production from 2004 to 2020.

•Detail of major active projects in four global regions.

•A comparative analysis of major companies in the global industry including Alrosa, De Beers SA and the Dominion Diamond Corporation.

•Data on major exploration and development projects in three global regions.

•Insight on the key demand drivers in the global diamond industry.

•A review of the major importing and exporting countries in the global landscape.

•Polished diamond demand by country.

Key Highlights

What are the total global diamond reserves in Mct as of January 2015?

Which three countries collectively account for 72% of the total global reserves?

Which two key factors are increasing challenges to the expansion of global diamond mining operations?

What is the main negative impact of these challenges as identified in the report? What are the ramifications for companies contemplating new projects?

What key issue that companies will need to address does this highlight in the global diamond market?

What is expected to drive an increase in the cost of extraction?

What is the estimated CAGR increase in global production over the forecast period up to 2020? How will the global production total compare with the 2014 figure of 131.5 Mct?

Reasons to buy

•Gain a comprehensive understanding of the global diamond mining industry and its associated competitive landscape.

•Analyze historical and forecast data to validate your position in the market and be responsive to any upheaval in the supply chain.

•Identify the drivers in the global diamond market and align your strategies to those forces which offer you key commercial advantage.

•Confront the challenges in the global diamond mining industry to ensure you are able to ring-fence your operations and manage your risk.

•Evaluate the key trends to exploit the opportunities that will deliver you the most positive returns on your investment.

•Benchmark your operations against the leading companies in the global diamond industry. Assimilate key strategic lessons from their market activity, whilst identifying and emulating best practice to maintain your competitive edge.

Companies mentioned

Alrosa

De Beers SA

Rio Tinto Plc

Dominion Diamond Corporation

Petra Diamonds Ltd

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Global Diamond Mining – Reserves, Production, Demand Driver and Trade

2.1 Reserves by Geographical Region and Major Mines with Grade

2.2 Historic and Forecast Production

2.2.1 Historic and forecast production by major mines

2.2.2 Rough diamond production by country

2.3 Location of Major Diamond Producing Mines

2.4 Major Active Mines

2.5 Major Exploration and Development Projects

2.6 Demand Drivers

2.7 Diamond Trade

2.7.1 Exporting countries

2.7.2 Rough Diamond importing countries

3 Major Global Diamond Producing Companies

3.1 Alrosa

3.2 De Beers SA

3.3 Rio Tinto Plc

3.4 Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC)

3.5 Petra Diamonds Ltd

4 Appendix

4.1 Abbreviations

4.2 Bibliography

4.3 Methodology

4.4 Secondary Research

4.5 Primary Research

4.6 Contact GlobalData

4.7 About GlobalData

4.8 GlobalData’s Services

4.9 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Diamond Mining – Reserves by Country (Million Carats), 2014

Table 2: Global Diamond Mining – Reserves by Major Mines (Million Carats), 2015

Table 3: Global Diamond Mining – Rough Diamond Production (Million Carats), 2004–2020

Table 4: Global Diamond Mining – Rough Diamond Production by Major Mines, (Thousand Carats), 2008–2020f

Table 5: Global Diamond Mining – Major Active Projects (Asia-Pacific), 2015

Table 6: Global Diamond Mining – Major Active Projects (Europe), 2015

Table 7: Global Diamond Mining – Major Active Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2015

Table 8: Global Diamond Mining – Major Active Projects (North America), 2015 14

Table 9: Global Diamond Mining – Major Exploration Projects (Europe), 2015 15

Table 10: Global Diamond Mining – Major Exploration Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2015 15

Table 11: Global Diamond Mining – Major Development Projects (South and Central America), 2014 15

Table 12: Global Diamond Mining – Major Development Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2014 16

Table 13: Global Diamond Mining – Major Development Projects (South and Central America), 2014 16

Table 14: Global Diamond Mining – Comparative Analysis of Major Companies 19

Table 15: Global Diamond Mining – Alrosa, Major Projects, 2015 20

Table 16: Global Diamond Mining – De Beers SA, Major Projects, 2015 22

Table 17: Global Diamond Mining – Rio Tinto Plc, Major Projects, 2015 23

Table 18: Global Diamond Mining – Dominion Diamond Corporation, Major Projects, 2015 24

Table 19: Global Diamond Mining – Petra Diamonds Ltd, Major Projects, 2015 25

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Diamond Mining – Location of Diamond Reserves, 2014

Figure 2: Global Diamond Mining – Rough Diamond Production (Million Carats), 2004–2020

Figure 3: Global Diamond Mining – Rough Diamond Production by Major Mines (Thousand Carats), 2008–2020f

Figure 4: Global Diamond Mining – Diamond Production by Country (%), 2013

Figure 5: Global Diamond Mining – Location of Major Mines, 2014

Figure 6: Global Diamond Mining – Polished Diamond Demand by Country (%), 2014

Figure 7: Global Diamond Mining – Rough Diamond Importing Countries (%), 2013

Figure 8: Global Diamond Mining – Diamond Production by Major Company, 2013

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