Tags: China, The United States, Australia, India, Mining & Minerals
Sources: United States Geological Survey: 2013 Minerals Yearbook. Please visit the source here
List Notes: Data is in U.S. metric tons for the year 2011. Please note: China's gross weight iron ore production figures are significantly higher than that of other countries, because China reports crude ore production only with an average iron content of 33%, whereas other countries report production of usable ore.
Image by Photographic Collection from Australia (Iron ore, Newcastle) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons