The value chain in the diamond industry (from geological exploration and mining to retail sales of jewellery to end customers) includes several segments with significantly different economic characteristics. Key segments are exploration, production and sale of rough diamonds; cutting and sale of polished diamonds; manufacture of polished diamond jewellery; retail sales.<\/b><\/p>\r\n

ALROSA focuses its major strategic efforts on mining and sales of rough diamonds. ALROSA accounts for 28% of the world production and 95% of production in the Russian Federation. The main revenue of the Group comes from selling gem-quality rough diamonds, most of which are sold under long-term framework agreements with Russian and foreign cutting enterprises that prepare rough diamonds for use in the jewellery industry.The leading polished diamond jewellery consuming countries are the USA, China and India, accounting for over 60% of the world polished diamond jewellery consumption. <\/p>\r\n\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n

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The world diamond production in 2014 is estimated at 131 mn carats, which corresponds to the level of 2013. The Russian Federation ranks first in the world in terms of production volume; Botswana, Congo, Australia and Canada are also among the top five.<\/p> \r\n \"\" <\/a>\r\n\r\n<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\n\r\n"}