List of countries by gold production

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2012 World gold output (in kilograms).
Trends in the top five gold-producing countries

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.[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 Continent Country or region Gold production (metric tons) in 2016 [3]
World World (rounded) 3,100
1 Asia China China 455
2 Oceania Australia Australia 270
3 Europe Russia Russia 250
4 Americas United States United States 209
5 Americas Canada Canada 170
6 Americas Peru Peru 150
7 Africa South Africa South Africa 140
8 Americas Mexico Mexico 125
9/10 Asia Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 100
9/10 Asia Indonesia Indonesia 100
11 Africa Ghana Ghana 90
12 Americas Brazil Brazil 80
13 Oceania Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 65
Rest of World Rest of the world 900


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