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How Much Gold is Mined in a Year?

Worldwide, only about 50 million troy ounces per year of gold are mined. This amount of gold would fit into a cube about about 14 feet (4.3 meters) on all sides. It'd fit into a truck or a small living room, but it'd weigh about 3.1 million pounds (1.5 million kilograms).

More Bouillon Facts:

  • In 2007, the US produced 529,109 pounds (240,000 kilograms) of gold, making it the fourth largest producer of gold in the world.

  • China became the world's largest producer of gold in 2007. It produced 608,476 pounds (276,000 kilograms) of gold that year — a production increase of 70 percent over 10 years.

  • South Africa had been the leading producer of gold for 101 continuous years since 1905.
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