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Research Delivers Insight into Diamond Mining In Botswana To 2020

Press Release   •   May 02, 2016 09:46 EDT



Timetric's 'Diamond Mining in Botswana to 2020' report comprehensively covers Botswana's reserves of diamond by deposits and grade, the historic and forecast data on rough diamond production and historic and forecast production by selected diamond mines.

The report also includes factors affecting demand for diamonds, profiles of major diamond producing companies and information on the active and development diamond projects.

The Fiscal Regime section provides information about the countrys regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to the mining of the commodity in the country.

It is an essential tool for companies active in Botswana's mining and for new competitors considering entering the industry.


Botswana has deposits of diamond, copper, nickel and silver and mining plays an important role in the countrys economy, accounting for 22.9% of the countrys GDP in 2014. The diamond mining industry is export oriented and rough diamonds contributed approximately 70% of the countrys total exports revenue, valued around US$1.7 billion in the first six months of 2015.

Botswana had the worlds third-largest diamond reserves at the end of 2014, with 130 million carats (Mct) or 17.8% of the global total. Significant diamond reserves are found in the Central and Kgalagadi districts.


The report contains an overview of the Botswana's diamond mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.

It also provides information about Botswana's diamond reserves, historic and forecast data on rough diamond production and production by selected mines, the competitive landscape and active and development diamond projects.

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Reasons To Buy

Gain an understanding of the diamond mining industry in Botswana, diamond reserves, historic and forecast data on rough diamond production and production by selected mines, demand drivers, active and development diamond projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Key Highlights

The country was the worlds fourth-largest rough diamond producing nation, producing 24.7Mct in 2014, up by 8.7% compared with 2013 on account of 6.1% increase in production at the Orapa mine in 2014.

Diamond deposits at Orapa mine located in the Central district is one of the worlds largest kimberlite-type deposits which contain two kimberlite pipes, each 1,500m long and 1,000m wide.

The countrys mining industry is governed by the Ministry of Mineral, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR), and sub-departments such as the Department of Geological Survey (DGS), the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) and the Department of Mines (DoM).