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TABLE 6
U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF GOLD, BY COUNTRY1
(Kilograms, gold content unless otherwise specified)
 
    Ores and concentrates2   Dore and precipitates   Refined bullion3   Total
Value Value Value Value
Year and country   Quantity   (thousands)   Quantity   (thousands)   Quantity   (thousands)   Quantity   (thousands)
2011 203,000   $115,000   161,000   $6,910,000   143,000   $6,010,000   507,000   $13,000,000
2012:
Argentina -- -- 6 280 46 2,840 51 3,120
Australia- 3 88 -- -- 2,630 118,000 2,630 118,000
Bahamas, The -- -- 10 372 (4) 4 10 376
Barbados -- -- 101 2,850 42 829 143 3,680
Belgium -- -- -- -- 16 653 16 653
Bolivia -- -- 11,900 638,000 707 28,900 12,600 666,000
Brazil -- -- -- -- 1,580 79,400 1,580 79,400
Canada 113 5,700 1,480 74,500 46,200 2,470,000 47,800 2,550,000
Chile -- -- 2,530 148,000 3,600 164,000 6,130 312,000
China -- -- -- -- 7 252 7 252
Colombia -- -- 52,600 2,450,000 8,610 425,000 61,200 2,870,000
Costa Rica -- -- 3 154 112 3,250 115 3,400
Curacao -- -- 8,150 436,000 20 1,050 8,170 437,000
Dominican Republic 52 3,010 226 7,780 288 14,100 566 24,900
Ecuador -- -- 6,480 291,000 223 11,200 6,710 302,000
El Salvador -- -- 56 1,770 -- -- 56 1,770
France -- -- -- -- 314 16,700 314 16,700
Germany -- -- 56 3,090 131 7,160 188 10,200
Ghana -- -- 18 964 19 993 37 1,960
Guatemala -- -- 8,040 576,000 1 51 8,040 576,000
Guinea -- -- 1 44 19 918 21 962
Guyana -- -- 7,310 393,000 25 1,420 7,340 395,000
Honduras -- -- 467 22,800 1,690 85,100 2,160 108,000
Hong Kong -- -- 11 619 32 1,680 43 2,300
Jamaica -- -- 70 3,130 1 89 71 3,220
Japan -- -- 5 265 38 1,910 44 2,170
Mexico- 563 30,300 87,200 4,070,000 36,500 1,320,000 124,000 5,420,000
Netherlands -- -- 58 2,910 -- -- 58 2,910
New Zealand -- -- 31 1,430 6 177 37 1,610
Nicaragua -- -- 2,430 133,000 51 2,390 2,490 136,000
Panama -- -- 168 8,210 591 28,800 758 37,000
Paraguay -- -- 151 8,120 1,510 79,800 1,670 87,900
Peru- 4,630 6,660 24,900 1,350,000 456 24,300 29,900 1,380,000
Philippines -- -- 9 351 -- -- 9 351
Sierra Leone -- -- 2 83 3 126 5 210
South Africa -- -- -- -- 138 7,580 138 7,580
Spain -- -- -- -- 4 111 4 111
Saint Lucia -- -- 27 1,300 -- -- 27 1,300
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- -- 17 894 -- -- 17 894
Sweden -- -- -- -- 12 476 12 476
Switzerland -- -- 1,490 85,600 1,890 101,000 3,380 187,000
Tanzania -- -- 218 6,490 504 13,200 722 19,700
Trinidad and Tobago -- -- 41 1,280 1 43 42 1,320
Turkey -- -- 6 266 14 714 19 980
United Arab Emirates -- -- -- -- 13 690 13 690
United Kingdom- -- -- -- -- 307 17,100 307 17,100
Venezuela -- -- 1,750 83,600 -- -- 1,750 83,600
Zaire -- -- 19 600 -- -- 19 600
Other -- -- 7 302 15 432 22 734
Total   5,370   45,700   218,000   10,800,000   108,000   5,030,000   332,000   15,900,000
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 6-Continued
U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF GOLD, BY COUNTRY1
 
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes base metal ores, concentrates, and matte destined for refining.
3Bullion also moves in both directions between U.S. markets and foreign stocks on deposit in the Federal Reserve Bank. Monetary gold is excluded.
4Less than - unit.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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