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The top of the world league table of gold production, January 1938
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/22292)

WORLD GOLD PRODUCTION
(In Thousands of Fine Ounces.)

1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
Union of South Africa,
10,878
11,559
11,014
10,480
10,774
11,336
11,738
U.S.S.R.,
1,750
1,950
2,650
3,800
4,500
5,400
6,000
Canada, 2,694 3,044 2,949 2,972 3,285 3,748 4,055
United States, 2,214 2,219 2,277 2,742 3,163 3,714 4,020
Australia, 595 714 830 887 915 1,170 1,366
Mexico, 623 584 638 661 682 754 840
Southern Rhodesia, 532 574 642 691 726 797 804
Philippines, 182 230 280 349 446 599 720
Japan, 401 402 441 487 573 677 700
Gold Coast, 262 279 306 326 359 428 558
Korea, 290 312 370 400 473 521 550
Columbia, 194 248 298 344 329 389 445
Congo, 215 255 283 337 376 384 395
India, 330 330 336 322 326 333 331
Chile, 21 38 147 238 266 257 317