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Leading global silver producing countries 2018

Leading silver producing countries worldwide in 2018 (in million ounces)

by M. Garside, last edited Aug 16, 2019
Leading global silver producing countries 2018 In 2018 Mexico produced some 197 million ounces of silver and therefore, was the world's largest silver producing country. Peru was the second-largest silver producer, with production amounting to 145 million ounces in that year. The total global production volume of silver in 2018 amounted to an estimated 27,000 metric tons, or 855.7 million ounces.

Silver mining in history

Silver has been known to humans since ancient times. Evidence in Asia Minor suggests that silver has been separated from lead dating back as far as 6,000 years ago. The chemical element and transition metal has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal, and is also the most reflective metal that exists. In addition to its useful properties, it is coveted as a beautiful metal that has long been considered a precious metal.

Silver mining in Latin America

Latin American countries account for five of the ten leading silver mining countries in the world. This includes Mexico, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. As the world’s largest producer of silver, Mexico understandably is home to five out of the ten largest silver producing mines worldwide.
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Leading silver producing countries worldwide in 2018 (in million ounces)

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