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.[1] The mine production estimates for China are estimated from the National Bureau of Statistics China's crude ore statistics, rather than usable ore as reported for the other countries.[2]

List[edit]

Rank Country Usable iron ore production
(thousand tonnes)
Year
 World 2,280,000 2015
1 Australia Australia 817,000 2015
2 Brazil Brazil 397,000 2015
3 China China 375,000 (estimate) 2015
4 India India 156,000 2015
5 Russia Russia 101,000 2015
6 South Africa South Africa 73,000 2015
7 Ukraine Ukraine 67,000 2015
8 United States United States 46,000 2015
9 Canada Canada 46,000 2015
10 Iran Iran 27,000 2015
11 Sweden Sweden 25,000 2015
12 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 21,000 2015
13 Mexico Mexico 18,840 2013
14 Chile Chile 17,109 2013
15 Venezuela Venezuela 16,800 2013
16 Mauritania Mauritania 13,400 2013
17 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 11,895 2013
18 Malaysia Malaysia 11,588 2013
19 Peru Peru 10,126 2013
20 Turkey Turkey 8,589 2013
21 Mongolia Mongolia 6,736 2013
22 Liberia Liberia 5,103 2013
23 Vietnam Vietnam 4,708 2013
24 Indonesia Indonesia 4,000 2013
25 Norway Norway 3,409 2013
26 Egypt Egypt 3,320 2013
27 New Zealand New Zealand 3,157 2013
28 North Korea North Korea 3,054 2013
29 Austria Austria 2,320 2013
30 Greece Greece 2,221 2013
31 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,122 2013
32 Laos Laos 1,459 2013
33 Algeria Algeria 1,067 2013
34 Philippines Philippines 1,057 2013
35 Colombia Colombia 710 2013
36 South Korea South Korea 663 2013
37 Thailand Thailand 334 2013
38 Morocco Morocco 301 2013
39 Tunisia Tunisia 244 2013
40 Pakistan Pakistan 193 2013
41 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 141 2013
other countries 147 2013

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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 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. ^ a b "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-08-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Global iron ore production data; Clarification of reporting from the USGS" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-08-21. 
  3. ^ USGS, Iron Ore 2014
  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