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List of countries by gold production

World gold output (in kilograms).
Trends in the top five gold-producing countries

This list of countries by gold production is from a report on the U.S. Geological Survey website.[1]

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.[2]

Rank Country/Region Gold production (Metric Tons) in 2013
 World 2,770
1 China 420
2 Australia 255
3 United States 227
4 Russia 220
5 Peru 150
6 South Africa 145
7 Canada 120
8 Mexico 100
9 Uzbekistan 93
10 Ghana 85
11 Brazil 75
12 Papua New Guinea 62
13 Indonesia 60
14 Chile 55
Rest of the world 700

2006 Statistics

This is a list of countries by production of gold in 2006, mostly based on British Geological Survey:

Rank Country/Region Gold production (Metric Tons)
 World 2360
1 South Africa 272
2 United States 252
3 China 248
4 Australia 247
5 Peru 203
6 Russia 159
7 Canada 104
8 Indonesia 85
9 Uzbekistan 77
10 Ghana 72
11 Mali 58.38
12 Papua New Guinea 58.35
13 Argentina 44
14 Chile 42
15 Brazil 40
16 Tanzania 39
17 Philippines 36.1
18 Mexico 35.9
19 Mongolia 21.267
20 Guinea 16.36
21 Colombia 15.6
22 Venezuela 14.9
23 Zimbabwe 11.4
24 Kyrgyzstan 10.7
25 New Zealand 10.6
26 Suriname 10.4
27 Kazakhstan 10.0
28 Bolivia 9.6
29 Japan 8.9
30 Turkey 8.040
31 Sweden 6.8
32 Guyana 6.4
33 Niger 5.5
34 Laos 5.4
35 Ecuador 5.3
36 Saudi Arabia 5.2
37 Guatemala 5.0
38 Sudan 4.5
39 Burundi 4.3
40 Honduras 4.1
41 Ethiopia 3.828
42 Bulgaria 3.818
43 Malaysia 3.496
44 Thailand 3.470
45 Nicaragua 3.395
46 Botswana 3.020
47 Vietnam 3.000
48 Uruguay 2.800
49 Namibia 2.790
50 India 2.488
51 Georgia 2.400
52 Denmark 2.324
53 French Guiana 2.000
54 Tajikistan 1.920
55 Romania 1.878
56 Poland 1.700
57 Ivory Coast 1.600
58 Burkina Faso 1.571
59 Spain 1.565
60 Armenia 1.500
61 Morocco 1.500
62 Uganda 1.500
63 Fiji 1.403
64 Costa Rica 1.323
65 Finland 1.300
66 Iran 5.5 [3]

References

External links

  • British Geological Survey complete list archive
  • Report for 2010
  • Largest gold producing countries

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