Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics

Paul Zimnisky, of Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics, is a leading global diamond industry analyst based in the New York metro area. His research and analysis on the diamond industry is used by financial institutions, management consulting firms, private and public corporations, governments, intergovernmental organizations and universities. He is a regular contributor to industry leading trade journals and publications and is regularly interviewed by prominent media outlets including Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg and The Economist. Prior to his work as an independent diamond industry analyst, Paul worked on Wall Street for over 10 years in capacities including buy-side analyst, arbitrage trader and exchange-traded fund developer. Paul is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H Smith School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in finance and is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of New York.

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Largest producer of natural diamonds by volume (country)

According to Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics' latest report, Russia produced approximately 42.5 million carats of natural diamonds in 2019 – equivalent to 30% of the total global production of natural diamonds mined that year. That also makes it the largest producer by value with an annual output $4.5 billion in 2019.