List of countries by gold production
This is a list of countries by gold production in 2017.
For many years until 2006, South Africa was the world's dominant gold producer, but recently other countries have surpassed South Africa: China, Russia, Canada, the United States, Peru and Australia. Albeit, none of these countries have approached South Africa's peak production which occurred in the apartheid-era 1970s.
Note the figures are for primary production. In the US, for example, for the years 2010-14, new and old scrap exceeded both primary production and reported domestic consumption.
|13||Papua New Guinea||60||1,300|
|Rest of the world||845||12,000|
- "Where Have All the Gold Mines Gone?"
- "U.S. Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries" (PDF). USGS. 2017. Retrieved 2018-08-13.