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List: Top Ten Gold Mining Countries by Tonnes Produced

Date: 1997

Source: World Bureau of Metal Statistics

Base: All countries Mining gold measured by recoverable gold content of ores and concentrates

Notes: Formed in 1947, the Bureau concentrated initially on the metals trade within the then British Empire. With the contraction of Empire, the Bureau switched focus to the world stage and began collecting and collating data from a huge number of global sources. The Bureau is a wholly independent and unaffiliated organisation, compiling and issuing publications and providing data from its extensive database to assist organisations in gathering information for studies, surveys or reports.

Please note we have updated figures for 2007 Rankings - Top 10 Biggest Gold Producing Countries derived from data via GFMS.

Country

Tonnes Produced

South Africa

492.5

USA

338.0

Australia

311.0

Canada

168.0

China

149.6

Russia

122.9

Indonesia

83.6

Uzbekistan

80.0

Brazil

76.8

Peru

74.3


 

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