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TABLE 8
GOLD: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Kilograms)
 
Country3   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
Algeria 656 1,010 723 341 300 e
Argentina 42,046 46,588 63,138 59,140 r 56,100 e
Armenia 1,359 944 974 r 1,266 r 1,300 e
Australia 215,000 224,000 261,000 260,000 r 250,000 e
Azerbaijan -- 353 1,900 1,775 1,563
Belizee 5 5 -- -- --
Benine 20 20 20 20 20
Bolivia 8,406 7,217 6,394 6,513 6,973
Botswanae 3,300 2,000 1,774 4 1,800 1,800
Brazil5 54,666 60,330 62,047 65,209 r 65,000 e
Bulgariae 4,160 4 4,482 4 4,000 r 4,600 r 5,000
Burkina Faso 6,033 11,581 22,939 31,774 27,850
Burundie 500 r 500 r 300 r 300 r 300
Cameroone 1,500 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,800
Canada 94,909 r 96,573 r 102,147 r 101,975 r 103,713 p
Central African Republice 43 61 59 r 53 r 55
Chile 39,162 40,834 39,494 45,137 r 49,936
Chinae 285,000 320,000 345,000 362,000 403,000
Colombia 34,321 47,837 53,605 55,908 66,178
Congo (Brazzaville)e 100 100 150 150 150
Congo (Kinshasa)e 3,300 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500
Costa Rica 198 r 150 r 300 r 500 r 400 e
C-te dʼIvoire (Ivory Coast) 4,205 6,947 5,310 9,871 10,400
Denmark6 1,665 1,117 -- 153 e 100 e
Dominican Republic 47 375 494 r 490 r 3,917
Ecuador7 4,133 r 5,392 r 4,593 r 4,149 r 3,400 e
Egypt -- 95 9,847 r 7,000 r 8,500
Eritreae 30 30 500 12,000 10,000
Ethiopia8 3,465 6,251 5,936 10,000 r, e 12,000 e
Fiji 871 1,040 1,856 1,661 r 1,636
Finland 4,148 r 5,749 r 7,628 r 8,461 r 10,814
Francee 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 --
French Guianae 2,000 2,000 1,140 r 1,300 r 1,300
Gabon -- r -- r -- r -- r 666
Georgiae 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 r 1,900
Ghana 73,819 r, 9 67,818 r, 9 72,441 r, 10 82,919 r, 11 86,540
Greece 400 500 500 600 e 800 e
Guatemala 7,837 8,897 9,213 11,898 r 6,473
Guinea- 19,945 18,091 13,206 r 15,695 14,479
Guyana- 8,131 9,326 r 9,594 11,293 r 13,643
Honduras 2,561 2,127 2,197 r 1,893 r 1,858
Indiae, 12 2,700 4 2,800 4 2,700 2,300 r 1,800
Indonesia13 64,390 140,488 106,316 96,100 e 58,800 e
Irane, 14 1,000 r 2,000 r 2,000 r 2,000 r 2,000
Italye 450 450 450 450 --
Japan 6,868 7,708 8,544 8,691 7,233
Kazakhstan 20,825 22,839 30,272 r 36,846 r 40,006
Kenya 340 1,055 2,355 r 1,636 r 1,600 e
Kyrgyzstan 18,132 16,950 18,300 18,648 r 10,333
Laos 4,333 5,033 5,061 3,984 r 4,000 e
Liberia   624   524   666   448 r 641  
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 8-Continued
GOLD: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Kilograms)
 
Country3   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
Madagascare, 15 50 4 30 r 30 r 40 r 400
Malaysia 2,489 2,794 3,766 4,219 r 4,624
Mali 41,160 42,364 36,360 35,728 40,000 e
Mauritania 6,254 8,000 8,325 8,200 e 7,931
Mexico 50,365 51,393 72,596 84,118 96,650
Mongolia 15,184 9,803 6,037 5,703 5,995
Moroccoe 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
Mozambique 298 511 106 111 r 110 e
Myanmar (Burma)e 100 100 100 100 100
Namibia 2,126 2,022 2,675 2,053 2,302
New Zealand 13,402 13,442 13,494 14,324 10,164
Nicaragua 2,965 r 2,590 4,900 r 6,395 r 6,980
Niger 2,314 1,985 1,596 1,453 1,600 e
Nigeriae 100 r 50 r 100 r 100 r 100
North Koreae 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Oman 46 28 12 10 e --
Panama -- 800 870 r 1,675 r 2,115
Papua New Guinea 67,463 63,600 r 62,900 r 61,760 r 53,100
Peru16 179,870 183,995 r 164,084 166,187 r 161,325
Philippines 35,726 37,047 40,847 31,120 r 15,762
Polande 500 500 500 500 500
Romaniae 400 400 400 400 400
Russia17 172,031 192,832 189,000 199,642 217,800
Rwanda15 40 30 3 3 r, e 3 e
Saudi Arabia 4,527 4,857 4,476 4,611 r 4,285
Senegal 600 e 5,055 4,381 4,089 6,666
Serbia 712 452 356 1,032 r 900
Sierra Leone 196 157 270 164 135
Slovakia 92 346 340 300 e 300 e
Solomon Islands -- -- -- 1,700 e 1,800 e
South Africa 212,571 197,628 188,702 r 180,184 r 160,000 e
South Korea 175 274 235 r 209 r 200 e
Spaine 3,400 4 3,450 4 3,500 3,550 3,600
Sudan15 7,508 14,914 26,317 23,379 46,133
Suriname 9,798 12,193 r 10,886 r 11,975 r 11,882
Sweden 4,953 r 5,542 r 6,285 r 5,994 r 6,000 e
Tajikistan 1,672 1,361 2,049 2,240 2,401
Tanzania- 36,434 39,112 39,448 44,000 e 44,000 e
Thailand 2,721 5,400 4,215 2,372 r 3,000 e
Togo18 11,835 12,955 10,452 16,469 16,500 e
Turkey 11,016 r 14,469 r 16,890 r 24,400 r 29,370
Ugandae 1,500 1,600 1,600 1,500 1,600
United Kingdom 164 185 171 202 102
United States 233,000 223,000 231,000 234,000 235,000
Uruguay 2,182 1,690 1,740 r 1,736 r 1,725
Uzbekistane 85,000 90,000 90,000 91,000 93,000
Venezuelae 10,100 11,880 r, 4 12,000 12,000 12,000
Vietname 3,000 3,000 3,500 3,500 3,500
Zambiae 1,930 4 3,100 4 3,400 3,500 3,600
Zimbabwe 3,579 4,965 9,100 12,824 14,742
Total   2,300,000 r 2,480,000 r 2,580,000 r 2,670,000 r 2,690,000  
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 8-Continued
GOLD: WORLD MINE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
eEstimated. pPreliminary. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World total, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes data available through September 16, 2014.
3Chad and Equatorial Guienea may produce gold, but available information is inadequate to estimate output levels.
4Reported figure.
5Officially reported figures are as follows, in kilograms: Major companies: 2008-46,066; 2009-52,207; 2010-55,292; 2011-56,969 (revised); and
2012-57,000 (estimated). Garimpieros: 2008-8,600; 2009-8,123; 2010-6,455; 2011-8,240 (revised); and 2012-8,000 (estimated).
6All production is from Greenland.
7Includes undocumented artisanal production.
8Year ending July 7 of that stated.
9Excludes artisanal and small-scale mining output.
10Excludes artisanal and small-scale mining output, which in 2010 was estimated to be more than 25,000 kilograms.
11Excludes artisanal and small-scale mining output, which in 2011 was estimated to be more than 30,000 kilograms.
12Refinery output.
13Excludes production from so-called peopleʼs mines, which may be as much as 20,000 kilograms per year, but includes gold recovered as byproduct of
copper mining.
14Includes gold recovered from the Mouteh gold mine and from the Sarcheshmeh copper complex.
15Reported exports.
16Includes documented production from placer artisanal production.
17Mine output including gold recovered as a byproduct, but excludes secondary gold production, which for Russia, in kilograms, was 2008-8,140;-
2009-12,404 (revised); 2010-12,600 (revised); 2011-9,334; and 2012-8,500.
18Includes domestic and imported undocumented artisanal production.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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