World Geography

Precious Metals World

The world geography of precious metals estimated to be mined around the world is summarised by continent, below. The figures are relatively consistent, year on year, showing Africa as the largest gold producing continent.

North American produces the most silver followed by South America.

Europe produces the least gold and Africa brings up the rear in silver production.

The definitions of continent and other key terms used are set out on the definitions page. Refer to the Data Analysis page to see these figures in terms of their relative percentages.

For the detail underneath the continental totals, gold and silver production are detailed by country, below, first gold:

and silver: