European Union
Date of entry: 2003

Choose another country

The European Union (EU) is a unique economic and political partnership between 27 European countries (EU Member States*). These countries participate in the Kimberley Process (KP) under the umbrella of the EU as a single KP participant, and they have a single legislation to implement KPCS minimum requirements. The EU and its Member States are represented in the KP by the European Commission. Seven EU KP authorities verify rough diamond imports destined anywhere in the EU and issue a uniform EU KP certificate. These are: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Romania and the United Kingdom**. 

*The EU member states are the following: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

**During the transition period, the United Kingdom is treated as a Member State of the Union for the purposes of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The transition period starts on 1 February 2020 and ends on 31 December 2020.

For further information on the European Union, contact EC-KIMBERLEY-PROCESS@ec-europa.eu

Date of entry: 2003

Chair in: 2007/2018
Vice-Chair in: 2006/2017

Member of:

  • Working Group on Monitoring: 2003 - prsent
  • Working Group on Statistics: 2003 - present
  • Working Group of Diamond Experts: 2003 - present
  • Participation committee: 2003 - present
  • Rules and procedures: 2003 - present
  • Selection commitee: 2003 - present
  • Ad-Hoc Committee on KPCS Review: 2003 - present

Available Reports:
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2018

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 129,272,244.82 $12,247,400,625.94 $94.74
Export: 122,164,269.31 $12,442,220,123.11 $101.85
  KPC Counts
Import: 9,977
Export: 29,967

 

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2017

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 129,292,399.21 $12,183,100,421.64 $94.23
Export: 129,158,188.38 $12,677,374,376.55 $98.15
  KPC Counts
Import: 10,275
Export: 31,722

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2016

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 113,539,367.05 $13,195,164,736.36 $116.22
Export: 101,422,723.37 $13.013,359,413.32 $128.31
  KPC Counts
Import: 10,618
Export: 29,350

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2015

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 104,127,431.79 $11,797,350,557.27 $113.30
Export: 96,755,232.93 $11,534,524,860.95 $119.21
  KPC Counts
Import: 10,268
Export: 26,473

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2014

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 118,717,488.90 $15,799,379,638.28 $133.08
Export: 116,017,435.37 $15,706,953,914.12 $135.38
  KPC Counts
Import: 12,336
Export: 30,818

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2013

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 131,271,198.82 $17,424,306,589.44 $132.74
Export: 128,085,667.73 $17,610,295,651.80 $137.49
  KPC Counts
Import: 11,622
Export: 31,036

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2012

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 124,813,783.01 $16,789,891,223.62 $134.52
Export: 126,822,182.17 $17,813,699,529.23 $140.46
  KPC Counts
Import: 10,849
Export: 28,960

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2011

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 133,808,430.84 $18,565,353,443.71 $138.76
Export: 129,488,440.22 $18,542,148,946.01 $143.20
  KPC Counts
Import: 11,163
Export: 28,923

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2010

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 141,740,644.42 $13,454,895,829.44 $94.93
Export: 155,701,856.13 $14,314,711,541.51 $91.94
  KPC Counts
Import: 9500
Export: 29,585

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2009

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 116,593,187.89 $9,199,789,932.89 $78.91
Export: 119,799,195.72 $9,562,335,530.84 $79.82
  KPC Counts
Import: 7,332
Export: 22,588

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2008

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 147,751,092.83 $9,999,999,999.99 $98.19
Export: 152,133,429.07 $9,999,999,999.99 $96.66
  KPC Counts
Import: 9136
Export: 26532

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2007

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 186,660,168.95 $9,999,999,999.99 $77.29
Export: 184,435,162.57 $9,999,999,999.99 $83.30
  KPC Counts
Import: 10140
Export: 33246

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2006

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 191,351,001.22 $9,999,999,999.99 $71.77
Export: 177,983,310.08 $9,999,999,999.99 $77.73
  KPC Counts
Import: 9461
Export: 32672

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2005

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 202,195,832.3 $9,999,999,999.99 $72.90
Export: 195,295,644.34 $9,999,999,999.99 $78.58
  KPC Counts
Import: 10359
Export: 34822

 

Annual Rough Diamond Summary: 2004

  Volume (cts) Value (USD) USD /ct
Production: 0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Import: 193,676,490.87 $9,999,999,999.99 $64.40
Export: 202,841,506.03 $9,999,999,999.99 $63.90
  KPC Counts
Import: 10661
Export: 34984