List of countries by iron ore production

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World iron ore production (thousands of tonnes) in 2008:
  500,000+
  100,000–500,000
  10,000–99,999
  1,000–9,999
  0–999

This is a list of countries by iron ore production based on U.S. Geological Survey data.

Iron Ore[edit]

Rank Country Iron ore production
(thousand tonnes)
year
 World 3,220,000 2014
1 China China 1,500,000[1] 2014
2 Australia Australia 660,000 2014
3 Brazil Brazil 320,000 2014
4 India India 150,000 2014
5 Russia Russia 105,000 2014
6 Ukraine Ukraine 82,000 2014
7 South Africa South Africa 78,000 2014
8 United States United States 58,000 2014
9 Iran Iran 45,000 2014
10 Canada Canada 41,000 2014
11 Venezuela Venezuela 30,000 2013
12= Sweden Sweden 26,000 2014
12= Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 26,000 2014
14 Mexico Mexico 14,482 2011
15 Chile Chile 12,624 2011
16 Mauritania Mauritania 12,000 2011
17 Peru Peru 10,459 2011
18 Malaysia Malaysia 7,696 2011
19 North Korea North Korea 5,300 2011
20 Turkey Turkey 4,500 2011
21 Mongolia Mongolia 3,000 2011
22 New Zealand New Zealand 2,300 2011
23 Austria Austria 2,050 2011
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,850 2011
25 Algeria Algeria 1,500 2011
26 Greece Greece 1,200 2011
27 Thailand Thailand 1,000 2011
28 Vietnam Vietnam 1,000 2011
29 Norway Norway 700 2011
30 South Korea South Korea 510 2011
31 Germany Germany 400 2011
32 Egypt Egypt 300 2011
33 Pakistan Pakistan 300 2011
34 Tunisia Tunisia 175 2011
35 Colombia Colombia 174 2011
36 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 60 2011
37 Indonesia Indonesia 46 2011
38 Morocco Morocco 45 2011
39 Portugal Portugal 14 2011
40 Kenya Kenya 11 2011
other countries <10 or 0

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Pig iron production[edit]

This is a list of countries by pig iron production, based on World Steel Association's 1980-2013 statistics.[4]

Iron ore production (million metric tons):
Rank Country 1980 2013
 World 506 1,168
1 China People's Republic of China 38 709
2 Japan Japan 87 84
3 Russia Russia n/a 50
4 India India 8.5 50
5 South Korea South Korea 5.6 41
6 United States United States 62 30
7 Ukraine Ukraine n/a 29
8 Germany Germany 36 27
9 Brazil Brazil 13 26
10 Taiwan Taiwan 1.7 13.3
11 United Kingdom United Kingdom 6.2 9.4
12 Turkey Turkey 2 9
other countries 246 91

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ based on crude ore
  2. ^ USGS 2015
  3. ^ USGS 2011
  4. ^ "World Steel Production 1980-2013" (PDF). World Steel Association. Nov 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ USGS 2014