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U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF GOLD, BY COUNTRY1
    Ores and concentrates2   Dore and precipitates   Refined bullion3   Total
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
- Year and country   (kilograms)   (thousands)   (kilograms)   (thousands)   (kilograms)   (thousands)   (kilograms)   (thousands)
2009 46,600   $33,100   146,000   $4,260,000   127,000   $3,580,000   320,000   $7,870,000
2010:
Argentina -- -- 86 5,010 924 38,800 1,010 43,800
Australia- 10 161 8 133 736 23,100 754 23,400
Bahamas, The -- -- 50 1,180 -- -- 50 1,180
Bolivia -- -- 114 3,930 108 3,370 223 7,300
Brazil -- -- 121 4,890 3,830 149,000 3,950 154,000
Burkina Faso -- -- 2 82 63 1,470 65 1,550
Canada 83 971 662 25,300 102,000 4,200,000 103,000 4,230,000
Chile -- -- 1,520 64,100 3,940 151,000 5,460 215,000
China -- -- -- -- 11 432 11 432
Colombia -- -- 24,700 801,000 19,000 629,000 43,800 1,430,000
Costa Rica -- -- 588 11,100 19 377 608 11,500
Dominican Republic -- -- 373 7,680 45 903 418 8,580
Ecuador -- -- 161 5,130 108 2,680 268 7,810
El Salvador -- -- -- -- 35 516 35 516
France -- -- -- -- 834 17,400 834 17,400
Germany -- -- 7 152 632 20,100 639 20,200
Ghana -- -- 104 2,660 227 8,270 331 10,900
Guatemala -- -- 5,370 198,000 11 130 5,380 198,000
Guinea -- -- -- -- 25 275 25 275
Guyana -- -- 4,120 154,000 1,260 49,700 5,380 204,000
Honduras -- -- 363 11,700 5,100 70,800 5,460 82,500
Hong Kong -- -- -- -- 413 16,400 413 16,400
Israel -- -- -- -- 23 975 23 975
Jamaica -- -- 137 3,480 136 1,690 273 5,170
Mali -- -- 20 628 32 1,120 53 1,750
Mexico- 257,000 56,900 91,000 2,640,000 49,300 1,320,000 397,000 4,010,000
Netherlands Antilles -- -- 845 30,600 95 3,810 940 34,400
Nicaragua -- -- 1,470 50,700 84 1,310 1,560 52,000
Panama -- -- 373 8,760 449 14,000 822 22,700
Peru- -- -- 14,100 469,000 361 9,050 14,400 478,000
South Africa -- -- 3 102 1,990 73,900 1,990 74,000
Sweden -- -- -- -- 28 831 28 831
Switzerland -- -- 149 5,380 3,540 142,000 3,690 148,000
United Arab Emirates -- -- -- -- 6 224 6 224
United Kingdom- -- -- 1,520 15,300 3,770 65,000 5,290 80,200
Other -- -- 6 203 28 821 33 1,030
Total   257,000   58,000   148,000   4,520,000   199,000   7,020,000   604,000   11,600,000
-- 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.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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