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Production of iron ore

tonnes (metric)

Country Sub-commodity 2015 2016
Algeria     944000   826000
Australia     809881763   858025634
Austria   (k) 2783327 (k) 2777260
Azerbaijan     127600   25500
Bhutan     43202   28065
Bolivia     24453   22
Bosnia & Herzegovina     2122802   1751800
Brazil     430838137   424200000
Canada   (g) 46673000 (g) 48999000
Chile     15448000   14619000
China     1381288000   1280893000
Colombia     902322   715786
Ecuador   (n) 0 (n) 0
Egypt   (d) 508915 (d) 565229
Eswatini (Swaziland)     0   0
Ethiopia      
Germany   (f)(i) 467690 (f)(i) 514004
India   (h) 158108000 (h) 194584000
Indonesia     3838546   3800000
Iran   (e) 58485696 (e) 65001032
Kazakhstan     37269700   35793500
Korea (Rep. of)     445318   444677
Korea, Dem. P.R. of     4020000   4280000
Laos     234745   115065
Liberia     5748520   1405195
Malawi     0   3800
Malaysia   (g) 1625253 (g) 1914232
Mali     0 * 0
Mauritania     11607000   13268061
Mexico     20397000   18317700
Mongolia     6173400   4936200
Morocco     17860   21033
Namibia     4000   8478
Nepal   (q) 0 (q) 0
New Zealand     3193722   3495818
Nigeria   * 50000 * 50000
Norway     3519116   1757851
Pakistan   (d) 328915 (d) 432156
Peru     7320807   7663124
Philippines     107119   17088
Russia     101000000   101000000
Sierra Leone     5247688   6576576
South Africa   (c) 73220891 (c) 66455868
Sudan     0   0
Sweden     29861000   31843000
Thailand     16483   0
Tunisia     284600   285000
Turkey     7760957   7137233
USA   (a)(g) 46100000 (a)(g) 41800000
Uganda     9000   2163
Ukraine     66902000   62876000
Venezuela     11715475   7306000
Vietnam     2691000   3056000

Notes

Table notes

1: In addition to the countries listed, Vietnam is believed to produce iron ore (1992 Onwards)

Footnotes

*) Estimate

a) Including beneficiated and direct shipping ore

c) Including by-product magnetite

d) Years ended 30 June of that stated

e) Years ended 20 March following that stated

f) Including manganiferous iron ore

g) Including by-product iron ore

h) Years ended 31 March following that stated

i) Used as aggregate in the construction industry

k) Including micaceous iron oxide

n) Including iron sand

q) Years ended 15 July of that shown

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