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.

List[edit]

Rank Country Iron ore production
(thousand tonnes)
year
 World 3,320,000 2015
1 China China 1,380,000[1] 2015
2 Australia Australia 824,000 2015
3 Brazil Brazil 428,000 2015
4 India India 129,000 2015
5 Russia Russia 112,000 2015
6 Ukraine Ukraine 68,000 2015
7 South Africa South Africa 80,000 2015
8 United States United States 43,000 2015
9 Canada Canada 39,000 2015
10 Sweden Sweden 37,000 2015
11 Iran Iran 33,000 2015
12 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 25,000 2015
13 Chile Chile 17,109 2013
14 Mexico Mexico 14,500 2013
15 Mauritania Mauritania 13,000 2013
16 Venezuela Venezuela 10,583 2013
17 Malaysia Malaysia 10,000 2013
18 Peru Peru 6,788 2013
19 Mongolia Mongolia 6,011 2013
20 North Korea North Korea 5,300 2013
21 Turkey Turkey 4,500 2013
22 Norway Norway 3,900 2013
23 Egypt Egypt 3,000 2013
24 Vietnam Vietnam 2,830 2013
25 New Zealand New Zealand 2,400 2013
26 Austria Austria 2,100 2013
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,100 2013
28 Greece Greece 1,200 2013
29 Algeria Algeria 1,067 2013
30 Colombia Colombia 710 2013
31 South Korea South Korea 600 2013
32 Germany Germany 450 2013
33 Pakistan Pakistan 400 2013
34 Morocco Morocco 270 2013
35 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 220 2013
other countries <200 or 0

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Pig iron production[edit]

This is a list of countries by pig iron production.

Iron ore production (million metric tons):
Rank Country 1980 2013 2015
 World 506 1,168 1,180
1 China People's Republic of China 38 709 710
2 Japan Japan 87 84 84
3 India India 8.5 50 54
4 Russia Russia n/a 50 51
5 South Korea South Korea 5.6 41 47
6 Brazil Brazil 13 26 30
7 Germany Germany 36 27 28
8 United States United States 62 30 26
9 Ukraine Ukraine n/a 29 25
10 United Kingdom United Kingdom 6.2 9.4 9
other countries 246 91 101

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ crude ore
  2. ^ USGS 2016
  3. ^ USGS 2013
  4. ^ "World Steel Production 1980-2013" (PDF). World Steel Association. Nov 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ USGS 2016