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World Gold Production by Country
Top ten producers, in metric tonnes
2004 - 2017
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the fourteen years of this survey, China more than doubled its gold mine production and rose to the top slot, while South Africa cut its production in half and fell from first to seventh. The United States and Australia held steady in and around the two and three slots for much of the period until 2014 when the United States slipped to the number four slot. Russia climbed from number seven in 2006 to number three in 2014, and has held that ranking ever since.

 

2017

Production Reserves
1. China 440 2,200
2. Australia 300 9,800
3. Russia 255 5,500
4. United States 245 3,000
5. Canada 180 2,200
6. Peru 155 2,300
7. South Africa 145 6,000
8. Mexico 110 1,400
9. Uzbekistan 100 1,800
10. Brazil 85 2,400
     
Global total 3,110* 54,000*
* Global total includes Ghana, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia and "other countries" aggregate not listed in top ten table (all years).
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2016

   
1. China 455 2,000
2. Australia 270 9,500
3. Russia 250 8,000
4. United States 209 3,000
5. Canada 170 2,400
6. Peru 150 2,400
7. South Africa 140 6,000
8. Mexico 125 1,400
9. Uzbekistan 100 1,700
10. Indonesia 100 3,000
     
Global total 3,100* 57,000*
* Global total includes Ghana, Papua New Guinea and Brazil and "other countries" aggregate not listed in top ten table (all years).
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2015

   
1. China 450 2,000
2. Australia 278 9,500
3. Russia 252 8,000
4. United States 214 3,000
5. Canada 153 2,400
6. Peru 145 2,400
7. South Africa 145 6,000
8. Mexico 135 1,700
9. Uzbekistan 102 1,400
10. Indonesia 97 3,000
     
Global total 3,100* 56,000*
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2014

   
1. China 450 1,900
2. Australia 270 9,800
3. Russia 245 5,000
4. United States 211 3,000
5. Canada 160 2,100
6. Peru 150 2,100
7. South Africa 150 6,000
8. Uzbekistan 102 1,700
9. Mexico 92 1,400
10. Ghana 90 2,000
     
Global total 2,860 55,000
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2013

   
1. China 430 1,900
2. Australia 265 9,900
3. United States 230 3,000
4. Russia 230 5,000
5. South Africa 160 6,000
6. Peru 151 2,100
7. Canada 124 920
8. Mexico 98 1,400
9. Uzbekistan 98 1,700
10. Ghana 90 2,000
     
Global total 2,800 54,000
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2012

   
1. China 370 1,900
2. Australia 250 9,900
3. United States 235 3,000
4. Russia 218 5,000
5. South Africa 161 1,900
6. Peru 160 6,000
7. Canada 104 920
8. Mexico 97 1,400
9. Uzbekistan 93 1,700
10. Ghana 87 2,000
     
Global total 2,690 54,000
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2011

   
1. China 355 1,900
2. Australia 270 7,400
3. United States 237 3,000
4. Russia 200 5,000
5. South Africa 190 6,000
6. Peru 150 2,000
7. Canada 110 920
8. Ghana 100 1,400
9. Indonesia 100 3,000
10. Uzbekistan 90 1,700
     
Global total 2,700 51,000
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2010

   
1. China 345 1,900
2. Australia 261 7,400
3. United States 231 3,000
4. Russia 192 5,000
5. South Africa 189 6,000
6. Peru 164 2,000
7. Indonesia 120 3,000
8. Canada 91 920
9. Uzbekistan 90 1,700
10. Ghana 82 1,400
     
Global total 2,560 51,000
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2009

   
1. China 320 1,900
2. United States 223 3,000
3. Australia 222 7,300
4. South Africa 198 6,000
5. Russia 191 5,000
6. Peru 182 2,000
7. Indonesia 130 3,000
8. Canada 97 920
9. Uzbekistan 90 1,700
10. Ghana 86 1,400
     
Global total 2,450 51,000
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2008

   
1. China 285 1,900
2. United States 233 3,000
3. Australia 215 5,800
4. South Africa 213 6,000
5. Peru 180 1,400
6. Russia 176 5,000
7. Canada 95 1,000
8. Uzbekistan 85 1,700
9. Ghana 75 1,600
10. New Guinea 62 65
     
Global total 2,260 47,000
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2007

   
1. China 275 1,900
2. South Africa 252 6,000
3. Australia 246 5,000
4. United States 238 3,000
5. Peru 170 1,400
6. Russia 157 5,000
7. Indonesia 118 3,000
8. Canada 101 2,000
9. Uzbekistan 85 1,700
10. Ghana 84 1,600
     
Global total 2,380 47,000
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2006

   
1. South Africa 272 6,000
2. United States 252 3,700
3. China 245 1,200
4. Australia 244 5,000
5. Peru 203 3,500
6. Indonesia 164 1,800
7. Russia 159 3,000
8. Canada 104 1,300
     
Grand total 2,460 42,000
USGS reported top eight producers only.
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2005

   
1. South Africa 295 6,000
2. Australia 262 5,000
3. Uniterd States 256 2,700
4. China 225 1,200

5.Peru

208 3,500
6. Russia 169 3,000
7.Indonesia 140 1,800
8. Canada 119 1,300
     
Grand total 2,470 42,000
USGS reported top eight producers only.
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2004

   
1. South Africa 341 6,000
2. Australia 259 5,000
3. United States 258 2,700
4. China 215 1,200

5.Peru

173 3,500
6. Russia 169 3,000
7. Canada 129 1,300
8. Indonesia

93

1,800
     
Grand total 2,430 42,000
USGS reported top eight producers only.
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