List of countries by gold production

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2012 World gold output (in kilograms)
Trends in the top five gold-producing countries

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.[1]

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.[2]

Rank Country Gold production
(metric tons)[2]
Reserves
(metric tons)
1 China China 440 2,000
2 Australia Australia 300 9,800
3 Russia Russia 255 5,500
4 United States United States 245 3,000
5 Canada Canada 180 2,200
6 Peru Peru 155 2,300
7 South Africa South Africa 145 6,000
8 Mexico Mexico 110 1,400
9 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 100 1,800
10 Brazil Brazil 85 2,400
11 Indonesia Indonesia 80 2,500
11 Ghana Ghana 80 1,000
13 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 60 1,300
Rest of the world 845 12,000
World (rounded) 3,150 54,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where Have All the Gold Mines Gone?"
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries" (PDF). USGS. 2017. Retrieved 2018-08-13.