List of Largest Gold Producing Countries Of The World 2021

Gold is the yellow, malleable and ductile metal that never loses its shine. It is one of the precious metals that is accepted by all countries of the world. It is basically used in jewellery making. Check the list of the biggest gold producing countries of the world below.
Created On: Dec 1, 2021 16:26 IST
Modified On: Jan 10, 2022 12:00 IST
 Largest Gold Producing Country
Largest Gold Producing Country

China is the largest producer of Gold in the world for many years and accounts for 11% of the world production. It is followed by Australia (at Rank 2) and Russia (the third-largest producer). The image below would help you find the largest and the lowest gold miners or producers of the world. 

Check the complete list of 72 countries from largest to lowest gold producers of the world below. 

Gold Production distribution in the world

 

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List of Top Gold Producers of The World 2021:

The shiny yellow metal is liked by all, especially loved by women. But do you know where India lands in the list of production of gold? Check out the table below to know the same.

Rank Country Quantity (Tonnes)
1 China 420
2 Australia 330
3 Russia 310
4 United States Of America 200
5 Canada 180
6 Indonesia 160
7 Peru 130
8 Ghana 130
9 Mexico 110
10 South Africa 101
11 Uzbekistan 100
12 Kazakhstan 100
13 Sudan 93.1
14 Brazil 85
15 Argentina 72
16 Guinea 71
17 Papua New Guinea 70
18 Colombia 65.23
19 Mali 60.08
20 Burkina Faso 50
21 Tanzania 48.2
22 Democratic Republic of Congo 39
23 Philippines 38.6
24 Chile 38.5
25 Turkey 37.8
26 Zimbabwe 33.2
27 Suriname 32.8
28 Ivory Coast 32.4
29 Dominican Republic 31.8
30 Guyana 25.5
31 Mongolia 16.3
32 Togo 16
33 Mauritania 15.1
34 Egypt 14.9
35 Nigeria 14.2
36 Ethiopia 11.1
37 Panama 11
38 Senegal 9
39 Tajikistan 8.1
40 Sweden 8.1
41 New Zealand 7.8
42 Finland 7.7
43 Japan 7.1
44 Namibia 6.6
45 Zambia 5.9
46 Bulgaria 5
47 Guatemala 5
48 Saudi Arabia 4.3
49 Armenia 4.2
50 Spain 3.6
51 Ecuador 3.5
52 Uganda 3
53 Georgia 3
54 Azerbaijan 2.78
55 Malaysia 2.12
56 Honduras 1.9
57 Solomon islands 1.8
58 Cameroon 1.7
59 Fiji 1.41
60 India 1.4
61 Eritrea 1.4
62 Uruguay 1.2
63 Niger 1.1
64 Botswana 1
65 Greece 0.8
66 Gabon 0.666
67 Serbia 0.6
68 Poland 0.5
69 Romania 0.4
70 Morocco 0.4
71 Kenya 0.2
72 Afghanistan 0.04

India is one of the largest consumers of gold in the world. India gets its gold from Kolar Gold Fields, Lava Gold Mines in Jharkhand, Sonbhadra Mines in UP, Parasi mines in Jharkhand etc. 

The largest gold ore reserves are found in Bihar (almost 44 per cent), followed by Rajasthan (25 per cent). Then comes Karnataka (21 per cent), West Bengal (3 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (3 per cent) and Jharkhand (2 per cent). The remaining reserves are found in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

It has been stated by many international and national media houses as well that the Indian temples carry as much gold as the entire world in itself. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala has enormous quantities of gold worth billions of dollars.

These were discovered in the 16th century and has been kept by the Government of India now. the World Gold Council had estimated Indian temples to hold about 22000 tonnes of gold with 1 trillion dollars worth of gold held in the temple of Kerala itself. 

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FAQ

Which are the three largest gold producing countries of the world?

The three countries of the world that are the largest gold producers are- China, Australia, Russia.

Which was the first gold mine in India?

The first gold mine in India was Kolar Gold Fields.

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Which state is the largest producer of gold in India?

Karnataka is the largest producer of gold in India. Kolar gold fields and Hutti goldfields are two major goldfields located there.

Which country produces the most Gold in 2021?

China happens to be ruling the production of Gold in the world market with an annual production of more than 330 tonnes.

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