Global platinum mine production by country 2014-2018

Major countries in global mine production of platinum from 2014 to 2018 (in metric tons)

Global platinum mine production by country 2014-2018 This statistic shows the global mine production of platinum from 2014 to 2018, by major producing countries. The mine production of platinum in Russia amounted to approximately 21 metric tons
Platinum production

Platinum is a soft, heavy, white colored precious metal. It is most commonly used in catalytic converters for automobiles and is also prominently used in jewelry. The worldwide demand for platinum in 2015 amounted to nearly 7.6 million ounces. With such a high demand, production of platinum is important in order to meet the demand. The estimated global platinum production in 2018 was 160 metric tons.

South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world by a significant margin, with a production of between 94 and 110 metric tons each year from 2010 to 2018. Russia comes in a distant second place for world platinum production, having produced between 23 metric tons and 21 metric tons each year between 2010 and 2018. Zimbabwe, the third largest producer, produces about half as much as Russia. Canada and the United States are the world's fourth and fifth largest producers of platinum, respectively. Their platinum production is even lower than Zimbabwe's production. In the U.S. in fact, there is only one company mining platinum.

Anglo American Platinum is the world's largest platinum producing company, having produced 2.4 million ounces of platinum in 2016. Given that Russia is the world's second-largest platinum producing country, it is not surprising that the third-largest platinum producing company that year was Russia's Norilsk Nickel, which produced 622 thousand ounces of platinum in 2016.
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Major countries in global mine production of platinum from 2014 to 2018 (in metric tons)

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20142015201620172018*
South Africa94125120143110
Russia23232321.821
Zimbabwe12.512.5131414
Canada8.5999.59.5
United States3.663.73.93.984.1
Other countries5.84.83.46.516.1
20142015201620172018*
South Africa94125120143110
Russia23232321.821
Zimbabwe12.512.5131414
Canada8.5999.59.5
United States3.663.73.93.984.1
Other countries5.84.83.46.516.1
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This statistic shows the global mine production of platinum from 2014 to 2018, by major producing countries. The mine production of platinum in Russia amounted to approximately 21 metric tons
Platinum production

Platinum is a soft, heavy, white colored precious metal. It is most commonly used in catalytic converters for automobiles and is also prominently used in jewelry. The worldwide demand for platinum in 2015 amounted to nearly 7.6 million ounces. With such a high demand, production of platinum is important in order to meet the demand. The estimated global platinum production in 2018 was 160 metric tons.

South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world by a significant margin, with a production of between 94 and 110 metric tons each year from 2010 to 2018. Russia comes in a distant second place for world platinum production, having produced between 23 metric tons and 21 metric tons each year between 2010 and 2018. Zimbabwe, the third largest producer, produces about half as much as Russia. Canada and the United States are the world's fourth and fifth largest producers of platinum, respectively. Their platinum production is even lower than Zimbabwe's production. In the U.S. in fact, there is only one company mining platinum.

Anglo American Platinum is the world's largest platinum producing company, having produced 2.4 million ounces of platinum in 2016. Given that Russia is the world's second-largest platinum producing country, it is not surprising that the third-largest platinum producing company that year was Russia's Norilsk Nickel, which produced 622 thousand ounces of platinum in 2016.
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