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 Continent Country or region Gold production (metric tons) in 2014 [3]
World World (rounded) 2,994
1 Asia China China 450
2 Aus-Oceania Australia Australia 274
3 Europe Russia Russia 247
4 Americas United States United States 210
5 Americas Canada Canada 152
6 Africa South Africa South Africa 152
7 Americas Peru Peru 140
8 Americas Mexico Mexico 118
9 Asia Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 100
10 Africa Ghana Ghana 91
11 Americas Brazil Brazil 80
12 Asia Indonesia Indonesia 69
13 Asia Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 53
Rest of World Rest of the world 858


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where Have All the Gold Mines Gone?"
  2. ^ "pg. 73 – Gold" (PDF). USGS. 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  3. ^ [1]

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