by Vladimir Basov:
The top 10 gold producing countries mined out 1,799 tonnes of the precious metal which is 2% more than in 2011.
In 2012, the top 10 gold producing countries slightly increased their gold output.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) provisional data, estimated global gold production amounted to 2,659 tonnes in 2012, and was in line with 2011 totals (2,660 tonnes).
With updated data for China, announced by the China Gold Association after the USGS estimates became known, world gold output rose to 2,692 tonnes in 2012, or 1.2% growth compared to 2011. ...