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The World’s Largest Gold Producing Countries, 2018 Rankings

Interestingly, China is the number one producer of gold in the world in 2017, according to the GFMS Gold Survey 2018, extracting almost 131 tonnes more than second place Australia. That’s about 13% of global mine production. In 2017, global gold mine production was a reported 3,247 tonnes.

Australia is the world’s second largest producer of gold, Australia produces around 295.6 tonnes, followed by Russia (270.7 tonnes), and the United States 230.0 (tonnes).

10. Ghana – 101.7 tonnes
9. Mexico – 130.5 tonnes
8. South Africa – 139.9 tonnes
7. Indonesia – 154.3 tonnes
6. Peru – 162.3 tonnes

5. Canada – 175.8 tonnes
4. United States – 230.0 tonnes
3. Russia – 270.7 tonnes
2. Australia – 295.6 tonnes
1. China – 426.1 tonnes

What Parts Of The World Does Gold Come From?

Here’s the list of the world’s largest gold producing countries in 2017:

RankCountryGold Production (tonnes)
1China426.1
2Australia295.6
3Russia270.7
4United States230
5Canada175.8
6Peru162.3
7Indonesia154.3
8South Africa139.9
9Mexico130.5
10Ghana101.7
11Mauritania89.6
12Uzbekistan84.9
13Brazil79.9
14Papua New Guinea61.9
15Argentina61
16Congo60.1
17Kazakhstan55.1
18Mali52.2
19Colombia50.6
20Tanzania49.1
21Burkina Faso49.1
22Philippines47.9
23Chile35.9
24Dominican Republic35.3
25Suriname33.4
26Turkey26.1
27Venezuela25.4
28Zimbabwe23.3
29Ivory Coast22.7
30Guinea22.4
31Guy
ana
20.4
32Kyrgyzstan20.4
33Egypt16.9
34Mongolia14.7
35Sudan14.5
36Ecuador13.8
37Ethiopia12
38Saudi Arabia10.8
39New Zealand9.6
40Finland9
41Namibia8.4
42Sweden7.8
43Nicaragua7.7
44Senegal7.4
45Bolivia6.4
46North Korea6.3
47Laos6.3
48Japan6.1
49Bulgaria5.5
50Tajikistan5.5
51Armenia4.9
52Zambia4.4
53Poland3.6
54Malaysia3
55French Guiana2.7
56Honduras2.6
57Azerbaijan2.6
58Vietnam2.4
59Georgia2.1
60Myanmar1.7
61Guatemala1.6
62Fiji1.3
63Solomon Islands0.1

 

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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