Gold mine production

Data categories: 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 2017 and accounted for around 13 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

Source: Metals Focus; World Gold Council

Sources: Metals Focus, World Gold Council; Disclaimer

Source: Metals Focus; World Gold Council

Production volumes for 2017.

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.