Gold mining is a global business with operations on every continent, except?Antarctica, and gold is extracted from mines of widely varying types and scale.

At a country level, China was the largest producer in the world in 2021 and accounted for around 9 per cent of total global production. Our interactive gold mining map provides a breakdown of the top gold producing countries in the world, which demonstrates the geographical dispersion of gold mining operations and the gold supply.

 

Gold mining production map

Country Tonnes
Argentina 37.0
Australia 315.1
Bolivia 45.7
Brazil 90.1
Bulgaria 10.1
Burkina Faso 102.8
Canada 192.9
Chile 33.6
China 332.0
Colombia 61.0
C?te d'Ivoire 41.9
Dem. Rep. of the Congo 63.3
Dominican Republic 25.5
Ecuador 21.3
Finland 9.1
Ghana 129.2
Guinea 60.5
Guyana 20.1
Indonesia 117.5
Laos 11.4
Liberia 20.5
Kazakhstan 11.4
Kyrgyz Republic 21.8
Mali 98.7
Madagascar 15.5
Mauritania 8.1
Mexico 124.5
Mongolia 19.2
New Zealand 5.3
Niger 18.5
Papua New Guinea 40.9
Peru 127.3
Philippines 28.0
Russian Federation 330.9
Senegal 20.7
South Africa 113.6
Sudan 85.1
Suriname 28.3
Sweden 7.5
Tanzania 45.4
Turkey 39.5
United States 186.8
Uzbekistan 104.9
Venezuela 35.0
Zimbabwe 46.4

Source: Metals Focus; World Gold Council

Data as of

Sources: Metals Focus, World Gold Council; Disclaimer

Source: Metals Focus; World Gold Council

Production volumes for 2021

Length and Frequency

Annual gold production volumes by country from 2010.

Update Schedule

Updated annually, in conjunction with the publication of Metals Focus’ Gold Focus report.

Units

Tonnes.