LONDON, U.K. The latest rankings of the world’s gold-producing countries places Canada eighth for 2003, the same position as 2002. Not surprisingly South Africa continues to top the list, published by GOLD FIELD MINERAL SERVICES.
South African production during 2003 was 376 tonnes of gold. No.2 the United States produced 285 tonnes, and Australia was No.3 at 284 tonnes. China held No. 4 place with 213 tonnes, and Russia was No.5 with 182 tonnes. The top five rankings were unchanged from a year earlier.
Peru moved up one spot to No.6 having produced 172 tonnes of gold, while Indonesia slipped to No.7 at 163 tonnes. The remaining places were held by Canada (No.8 with 141 tonnes), Uzbekistan (No.9 with 80 tonnes), and Ghana (No.10 with 70 tonnes).
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