Demand and supply

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 2022 and accounted for around 10 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 41.4
Australia 313.9
Bolivia 53.4
Brazil 86.7
Bulgaria 9.0
Burkina Faso 96.2
Canada 194.5
Chile 33.9
China 375.0
Colombia 60.4
Côte d'Ivoire 48.0
Dem. Rep. of the Congo 44.5
Dominican Republic 22.4
Ecuador 22.8
Finland 8.5
Ghana 127.0
Guinea 63.5
Guyana 16.2
Indonesia 124.9
Laos 13.4
Liberia 21.3
Kazakhstan 81.9
Kyrgyz Republic 29.3
Mali 101.7
Madagascar 15.5
Mauritania 19.3
Mexico 124.0
Mongolia 19.4
New Zealand 6.0
Niger 34.5
Papua New Guinea 41.6
Peru 125.7
Philippines 38.6
Russian Federation 324.7
Senegal 19.7
South Africa 92.6
Sudan 80.1
Suriname 28.9
Sweden 7.2
Tanzania 50.9
Turkey 30.9
United States 172.7
Uzbekistan 110.8
Venezuela 30.0
Zimbabwe 49.4

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 2022

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.