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 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 Country or region Gold production (metric tons) in 2014
World (rounded) 2,860
1 China China 450
2 Australia Australia 270
3 Russia Russia 245
4 United States United States 211
5 Canada Canada 160
6 Peru Peru 150
7 South Africa South Africa 150
8 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 102
9 Mexico Mexico 92
10 Ghana Ghana 90
11 Brazil Brazil 70
12 Indonesia Indonesia 65
13 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 60
14 Chile Chile 50
Rest of the world 695


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