The world's three largest gold producers

China :
China was the world's top gold producer for the 10th consecutive year, the world's largest gold consumer.

Australia :
The world's second-largest gold producer. However, Australia's gold production fell slightly last year from 278 metric tons in 2015 to 270 metric tons this year.

Russia :
Gold production in Russia has stabilized over the past year, but the state plans to increase production over the next decade.