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World’s Top 20 Largest Gold Producing Countries: China, Australia, Russia, and The US Tops Again

Once again, China was the largest producer of gold in the world, mining 453.5 metric tons in 2016, according to the latest GFMS Gold Survey by Thomson Reuters. Gold mine production in China was also higher with 453.5 metric tons of gold produced in 2016 compared to 450.1 metric tons produced in 2015.

Gold! Gold! yes, Gold! Canada, land of snow, oil, and precious metals, climbed from number seven (164.5 metric tons) in 2015 to number six in 2016 (165.0 metric tons).

Global mine production posted a modest 14 tonne or 0.4% gain in 2016 to reach an all-time high of 3,222 tonnes.


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The World’s Top 20 Largest Gold Producing Countries:

  1. China
    Production in 2016: 453.5 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 450.1 metric tons
  2. Australia
    Production in 2016: 290.5 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 279.2 metric tons
  3. Russia
    Production in 2016: 253.5 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 279.5 metric tons
  4. United States
    Production in 2016: 236.0 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 218.2 metric tons
  5. Indonesia
    Production in 2016: 168.2 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 176.3 metric tons
  6. Canada
    Production in 2016: 165.0 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 159.0 metric tons
  7. Peru
    Production in 2016: 164.5 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 175.9 metric tons
  8. South Africa
    Production in 2016: 150.0 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 151.0 metric tons
  9. Mexico
    Production in 2016: 120.5 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 135.8 metric tons
  10. Ghana
    Production in 2016: 95.0 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 95.1 metric tons
  11. Brazil
    Production in 2016: 83.3 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 81.8 metric tons
  12. Uzbekistan
    Production in 2016: 82.9 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 83.2 metric tons
  13. Papua New Guinea
    Production in 2016: 59.9 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 57.2 metric tons
  14. Argentina
    Production in 2016: 57.4 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 63.8 metric tons
  15. Mali
    Production in 2016: 49.8 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 49.0 metric tons
  16. Tanzania
    Production in 2016: 48.7 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 46.8 metric tons
  17. Philippines
    Production in 2016: 48.5 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 46.7 metric tons
  18. Colombia
    Production in 2016: 48.3 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 47.6 metric tons
  19. Kazakhstan
    Production in 2016: 48.0 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 48.2 metric tons
  20. Dem. Rep of Congo
    Production in 2016: 44.4 metric tons
    Production in 2015: 45.7 metric tons

Rest of the World, production in 2016: 554.3 metric tons
Rest of the World, production in 2015: 548.5 metric tons


World’s total, production in 2016: 3.222.0 metric tons
World’s total, production in 2015: 3,208.6 metric tons

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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