List of countries by iron ore production

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World iron ore production (thousands of tonnes) in 2013/2015:
  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 Usable iron ore production
(thousand tonnes)
Year
 World 2,500,000 2019
1 Australia Australia 930,000 2019
2 Brazil Brazil 480,000 2019
3 China China 350,000 2019
4 India India 210,000 2019
5 Russia Russia 99,000 2019
6 South Africa South Africa 77,000 2019
7 Ukraine Ukraine 62,000 2019
8 Canada Canada 54,000 2019
9 United States United States 48,000 2019
10 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 43,000 2019
11 Iran Iran 38,000 2019
12 Sweden Sweden 37,000 2019
13 Mexico Mexico 23,000 2019
14 Peru Peru 15,000 2019
15 Chile Chile 14,000 2019
16 Mauritania Mauritania 13,300 2017
17 Venezuela Venezuela 12,000 2017
18 Vietnam Vietnam 9,570 2017
19 Mongolia Mongolia 7,695 2017
20 Turkey Turkey 6,700 2017
21 North Korea North Korea 5,250 2017
22 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 4,720 2017
23 Malaysia Malaysia 3,920 2017
24 New Zealand New Zealand 3,490 2017
25 Austria Austria 2,800 2017
26 Greece Greece 2,284 2017
27 Liberia Liberia 1,930 2017
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,622 2017
29 Colombia Colombia 715 2017
30 Algeria Algeria 600 2017
31 Pakistan Pakistan 547 2017
32 Egypt Egypt 500 2017
33 South Korea South Korea 310 2017
34 Tunisia Tunisia 200 2017
35 Laos Laos 110 2017
36  Togo 60 2017
37  Bhutan 28 2017
38 Morocco Morocco 15 2017

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Pig iron production[edit]

This is a list of countries by pig iron production.

Pig Iron production (million metric tons):
Rank Country 1980 2013 2015
 World 506 1,168 1,180
1 China China 38 709 710
2 Japan Japan 87 84 84
3 India India 85 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. ^ "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  2. ^ 2017 Annual Tables. USGS. 2019-11-18.
  3. ^ "Global iron ore production data; Clarification of reporting from the USGS" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  4. ^ "World Steel Production 1980-2013" (PDF). World Steel Association. Nov 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  5. ^ USGS 2016