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A gold Combibar at refiner and bar manufacturer Valcambi in Swiss town of Balerna.

A gold Combibar at refiner and bar manufacturer Valcambi in Swiss town of Balerna.

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.

 

Worker checks gold granulate at refiner and bar manufacturer Valcambi in Swiss town of Balerna.

Worker checks gold granulate at refiner and bar manufacturer Valcambi in Swiss town of Balerna.

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

 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth tours a gold vault during a visit to the Bank of England in the City of London.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth tours a gold vault during a visit to the Bank of England in the City of London.

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

 

Gold jewellery on a stand at the Valenza international jewels exposition in Valenza, northern Italy.

Gold jewellery on a stand at the Valenza international jewels exposition in Valenza, northern Italy.

Goldcorp

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $5.4 billion

Profit in 2012: $1.9 billion

Assets in 2012: $29.4 billion

Overall rank: 3

 

Gold bars and granules at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna.

Gold bars and granules at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna.

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

 

A member of Sotheby's staff holds a 14th century central Asian gold cup

A member of Sotheby's staff holds a 14th century central Asian gold cup

Newcrest Mining

Country: Australia

Revenue in 2012: $4.4 billion

Profit in 2012: $1 billion

Assets in 2012: $18.3 billion

Overall rank: 5

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.

 

An employee holds a gold piece, each weighing 100 grams,

An employee holds a gold piece, each weighing 100 grams,

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

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

 

Jewellery made from gold is laid out at a factory in Minsk, Belarus.

Jewellery made from gold is laid out at a factory in Minsk, Belarus.

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

 

An ingot of 99.99 per cent pure gold that weighs 12.5 kg in Ventanas city

An ingot of 99.99 per cent pure gold that weighs 12.5 kg in Ventanas city

Yamana Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $2.2 billion

Profit in 2012: $500 million

Assets in 2012: $10.8 billion

Overall rank: 8

 

Gold bangles on display in Istanbul, Turkey.

Gold bangles on display in Istanbul, Turkey.

Buenaventura

Country: Peru

Revenue in 2012: $1.5 billion

Profit in 2012: $900 million

Assets in 2012: $3.8 billion

Overall rank: 9

 

Vacuum-packed gold bars of 100 grams are placed on a table in Swiss town Mendrisio.

Vacuum-packed gold bars of 100 grams are placed on a table in Swiss town Mendrisio.

Kinross Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $3.9 billion

Profit in 2012: N/A

Assets in 2012: $16.5 billion

Overall rank: 10

 

Giant gold-wrapped Easter bunnies are placed in front of the plant of Switzerland's

Giant gold-wrapped Easter bunnies are placed in front of the plant of Switzerland's

Iamgold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $1.7 billion

Profit in 2012: $800 million

Assets in 2012: $4.4 billion

Overall rank: 11

Giant gold-wrapped Easter bunnies are placed in front of the plant of Switzerland’s chocolate producer Lindt & Spruengli in Kilchberg near Zurich.

 

A man looks at Europe's largest gold coin in a shop in Vienna

A man looks at Europe's largest gold coin in a shop in Vienna

Eldorado Gold

Country: Canada

Revenue in 2012: $1.1 billion

Profit in 2012: $300 million

Assets in 2012: $4.4 billion

Overall rank: 12

 

Figurines in 24K gold are displayed at a Chow Tai Fook jewellery store in Hong Kong.

Figurines in 24K gold are displayed at a Chow Tai Fook jewellery store in Hong Kong.

Polyus Gold

Country: Russia

Revenue in 2012: $1.7 billion

Profit in 2012: $300 million

Assets in 2012: $4.0 billion

Overall rank: 13

 

A jewellery store at Gold and Diamond Park in Dubai.

A jewellery store at Gold and Diamond Park in Dubai.

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

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