List of countries by gold production
This list of countries by gold production for 2014.
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, although none have approached South Africa's peak production which occurred in the 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.
|Rank||Continent||Country or region||Gold production (metric tons) in 2016 |
|13||Oceania||Papua New Guinea||65|
|Rest of World||Rest of the world||900|
- "Where Have All the Gold Mines Gone?"
- "U.S. Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries, January 2016" (PDF). USGS. 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- US Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries - 2017, Jan. 2017.