Distribution of gold reserves worldwide in 2017, by country*

Distribution of global gold reserves by country 2017 This statistic shows the distribution of gold reserves worldwide in 2017, by selected country. In that year, Australia had the world's largest gold reserves, with a share of 9.8 percent of the total gold reserves worldwide.
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Share of reserves
Australia9.8%
South Africa6%
Russia 5.5%
United States 3%
Indonesia2.5%
Canada2.4%
Other countries 24.8%
Share of reserves
Australia9.8%
South Africa6%
Russia 5.5%
United States 3%
Indonesia2.5%
Canada2.4%
Other countries 24.8%
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This statistic shows the distribution of gold reserves worldwide in 2017, by selected country. In that year, Australia had the world's largest gold reserves, with a share of 9.8 percent of the total gold reserves worldwide.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* Figures are preliminary.
Mineral ore reserves of gold are generally calculated based on economically and technically feasible extraction.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the total world reserves of gold ore to be approximately 54,000 metric tons in 2017.

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