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Biggest gold companies in the world

Last updated on: January 7, 2013 11:14 IST

Image: A gold Combibar at refiner and bar manufacturer Valcambi in Swiss town of Balerna.
Photographs: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Even though Canada lags far behind its counterparts in reserves, Canadian companies dominate the gold industry. These companies are big players in the Canadian industry, which ranks seventh globally, but rely mostly on assets in foreign countries.

Let's take a look at 14 biggest gold companies in the world.

Source: Wikipedia

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Worker checks gold granulate at refiner and bar manufacturer Valcambi in Swiss town of Balerna.
Photographs: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Barrick Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $14.3 billion

Profit in 2012: $4.5 billion

Assets in 2012: $48.9 billion

Overall rank: 1

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth tours a gold vault during a visit to the Bank of England in the City of London.
Photographs: Eddie Mulholland/Pool/Reuters

Freeport-McMoRan

Country: The United States

Revenue in 2012: $20.9 billion

Profit in 2012: $4.6 billion

Assets in 2012: $32.1 billion

Overall rank: 2

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Image: Gold jewellery on a stand at the Valenza international jewels exposition in Valenza, northern Italy.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Goldcorp

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $5.4 billion

Profit in 2012: $1.9 billion

Assets in 2012: $29.4 billion

Overall rank: 3

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Gold bars and granules at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Newmont Mining

Country: The United States

Revenue in 2012: $10.4 billion

Profit in 2012: $400 million

Assets in 2012: $27.5 billion

Overall rank: 4

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: A member of Sotheby's staff holds a 14th century central Asian gold cup with an estimated value of $48,600-$81,000 in London.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Newcrest Mining

Country: Australia

Revenue in 2012: $4.4 billion

Profit in 2012: $1 billion

Assets in 2012: $18.3 billion

Overall rank: 5

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Image: An employee holds a gold piece, each weighing 100 grams, at the state-owned mining company PT Antam Tbk metal refinery in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photographs: Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

Anglogold Ashanti

Country: South Africa

Revenue in 2012: $5.9 billion

Profit in 2012: $1.3 billion

Assets in 2012: $10.7 billion

Overall rank: 6

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Jewellery made from gold is laid out at a factory in Minsk, Belarus.
Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Gold Fields

Country: South Africa

Revenue in 2012: $5.2 billion

Profit in 2012: $900 million

Assets in 2012: $10.3 billion

Overall rank: 7

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: An ingot of 99.99 per cent pure gold that weighs 12.5 kg in Ventanas city, about 164km northwest of Santiago, Chile.
Photographs: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters

Yamana Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $2.2 billion

Profit in 2012: $500 million

Assets in 2012: $10.8 billion

Overall rank: 8

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Gold bangles on display in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Buenaventura

Country: Peru

Revenue in 2012: $1.5 billion

Profit in 2012: $900 million

Assets in 2012: $3.8 billion

Overall rank: 9

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Vacuum-packed gold bars of 100 grams are placed on a table in Swiss town Mendrisio.
Photographs: Pascal Lauener/Reuters

Kinross Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $3.9 billion

Profit in 2012: N/A

Assets in 2012: $16.5 billion

Overall rank: 10

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Biggest gold companies in the world

Image: Giant gold-wrapped Easter bunnies are placed in front of the plant of Switzerland's chocolate producer Lindt & Spruengli in Kilchberg near Zurich.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Iamgold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $1.7 billion

Profit in 2012: $800 million

Assets in 2012: $4.4 billion

Overall rank: 11

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Image: A man looks at Europe's largest gold coin in a shop in Vienna.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters

Eldorado Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $1.1 billion

Profit in 2012: $300 million

Assets in 2012: $4.4 billion

Overall rank: 12

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Image: Figurines in 24K gold are displayed at a Chow Tai Fook jewellery store in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Polyus Gold

Country: Russia

Revenue in 2012: $1.7 billion

Profit in 2012: $300 million

Assets in 2012: $4.0 billion

Overall rank: 13

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Image: A jewellery store at Gold and Diamond Park in Dubai.
Photographs: Jumana El-Heloueh/Reuters

Shandong Gold-Mining

Country: China

Revenue in 2012: $4.8 billion

Profit in 2012: $200 million

Assets in 2012: $1.4 billion

Overall rank: 14

Tags: China