List of countries by gold production

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World gold output (in kilograms).
Trends in the top five gold-producing countries

This list of countries by gold production is from a report on the U.S. Geological Survey website.[1]

For many years until 2006, South Africa was the world's dominant gold producer, but recently, other countries with large surface area have surpassed South Africa, including China, Russia, the United States, Peru and Australia.[2]

Rank Country/Region Gold production (Metric Tons) in 2013
 World (rounded) 2,800
1 China China 430
2 Australia Australia 265
3 United States United States 230
4 Russia Russia 230
5 South Africa South Africa 160
6 Peru Peru 151
7 Canada Canada 124
8 Mexico Mexico 98
9 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 98
10 Ghana Ghana 90
11 Brazil Brazil 71
12 Indonesia Indonesia 61
13 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 57
14 Chile Chile 51
Rest of the world 684

2006 Statistics[edit]

This is a list of countries by production of gold in 2006, mostly based on British Geological Survey:

Rank Country/Region Gold production (Metric Tons)
 World 2360
1 South Africa South Africa 272
2 United States United States 252
3 China China 248
4 Australia Australia 247
5 Peru Peru 203
6 Russia Russia 159
7 Canada Canada 104
8 Indonesia Indonesia 85
9 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 77
10 Ghana Ghana 72
11 Mali Mali 58.38
12 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 58.35
13 Argentina Argentina 44
14 Chile Chile 42
15 Brazil Brazil 40
16 Tanzania Tanzania 39
17 Philippines Philippines 36.1
18 Mexico Mexico 35.9
19 Mongolia Mongolia 21.267
20 Guinea Guinea 16.36
21 Colombia Colombia 15.6
22 Venezuela Venezuela 14.9
23 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 11.4
24 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 10.7
25 New Zealand New Zealand 10.6
26 Suriname Suriname 10.4
27 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 10.0
28 Bolivia Bolivia 9.6
29 Japan Japan 8.9
30 Turkey Turkey 8.040
31 Sweden Sweden 6.8
32 Guyana Guyana 6.4
33 Niger Niger 5.5
34 Iran Iran 5.5
35 Ecuador Ecuador 5.3
36 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 5.2
37 Guatemala Guatemala 5.0
38 Sudan Sudan 4.5
39 Burundi Burundi 4.3
40 Honduras Honduras 4.1
41 Ethiopia Ethiopia 3.828
42 Bulgaria Bulgaria 3.818
43 Malaysia Malaysia 3.496
44 Thailand Thailand 3.470
45 Nicaragua Nicaragua 3.395
46 Botswana Botswana 3.020
47 Vietnam Vietnam 3.000
48 Uruguay Uruguay 2.800
49 Namibia Namibia 2.790
50 India India 2.488
51 Georgia (country) Georgia 2.400
52 Denmark Denmark 2.324
53 French Guiana French Guiana 2.000
54 Tajikistan Tajikistan 1.920
55 Romania Romania 1.878
56 Poland Poland 1.700
57 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 1.600
58 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1.571
59 Spain Spain 1.565
60 Armenia Armenia 1.500
61 Morocco Morocco 1.500
62 Uganda Uganda 1.500
63 Fiji Fiji 1.403
64 Costa Rica Costa Rica 1.323
65 Finland Finland 1.300
66 Laos Laos 5.5 [3]

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