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Iron ore mine production by country 2014-2018

Major countries in iron ore mine production worldwide from 2014 to 2018 (in million metric tons)*

Iron ore mine production by country 2014-2018 This statistic illustrates the worldwide mine production of iron ore from 2014 to 2018, sorted by country. The mine production of iron ore in the United States reached approximately 56 million metric tons in 2014. Until 2018, the annual production decreased to estimated 49 million metric tons.
Iron ore mine production

Iron ore are rocks and minerals that can be heated in the presence of a reductant to extract metallic iron. Iron and steel industries worldwide are reliant on these sources for primary iron material. A large majority of mined iron ore is then used in steelmaking. Iron ore minerals are mostly found as hematite and magnetite.

Australia and Brazil are among the world’s largest iron ore mine producers, producing 900 million metric tons and 490 million metric tons, respectively, in 2018. Subsequently, iron ore reserves are among the highest in Australia with 24 billion metric tons of iron content and 50 billion metric tons of crude ore, as of 2018. Over 90 percent of Australia’s identified resource resides in Western Australia. Hamersley Province contains a large portion of this resource and is considered one of the world’s largest iron ore reserves. The Pilbara region in Western Australia has two major producers, including BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Ltd. Pilbara Iron is a subsidiary of the Rio Tinto group and has about 15 sites in the region. As of 2011, Australia exported about 40 percent of the world’s iron ore resources. Along with Brazil, the two countries account of over half of the world’s exports.
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Major countries in iron ore mine production worldwide from 2014 to 2018 (in million metric tons)*

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This statistic illustrates the worldwide mine production of iron ore from 2014 to 2018, sorted by country. The mine production of iron ore in the United States reached approximately 56 million metric tons in 2014. Until 2018, the annual production decreased to estimated 49 million metric tons.
Iron ore mine production

Iron ore are rocks and minerals that can be heated in the presence of a reductant to extract metallic iron. Iron and steel industries worldwide are reliant on these sources for primary iron material. A large majority of mined iron ore is then used in steelmaking. Iron ore minerals are mostly found as hematite and magnetite.

Australia and Brazil are among the world’s largest iron ore mine producers, producing 900 million metric tons and 490 million metric tons, respectively, in 2018. Subsequently, iron ore reserves are among the highest in Australia with 24 billion metric tons of iron content and 50 billion metric tons of crude ore, as of 2018. Over 90 percent of Australia’s identified resource resides in Western Australia. Hamersley Province contains a large portion of this resource and is considered one of the world’s largest iron ore reserves. The Pilbara region in Western Australia has two major producers, including BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Ltd. Pilbara Iron is a subsidiary of the Rio Tinto group and has about 15 sites in the region. As of 2011, Australia exported about 40 percent of the world’s iron ore resources. Along with Brazil, the two countries account of over half of the world’s exports.
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