The 'Global Gold Mining to 2020' report comprehensively covers global historical and forecast data on gold mine production to 2020, mine production by major countries, reserves by grade and geographies, prices and treatment and refining charges. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major gold mining companies and information on the major active, development and exploration projects.
In 2013, global gold mine production was 2,804 metric tons (t), an increase of 4% over 2012. The major 20 gold producing countries are China, the US, Australia, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, Mali, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. These countries together produce approximately a little more than 70% of the world’s annual gold mine production.
The report contains an overview of the global gold mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, production, prices, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects.
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To gain an understanding of the global gold mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves and historical and forecast production.
- At present, the gold industry contributes to the economic growth of countries, as investments in gold mining are driving increase in production, with upcoming projects planned from 2014 to 2020.
- There are currently several gold projects which are expected to go operational, over the forecast period until 2020 and according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), global gold production is expected to increase to 3,100t by 2015 and 3,300t by 2017.
- Gold mine production is expected to increase overall, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% until 2020, following a growing demand for gold, especially in the jewelry sector in Asia.
- The average grade of gold ore mined has declined over the years. Gold grade from producing mines range from a high of 32.8g/t to a low of 0.1g/t.