|Gold production by the top 10 publicly-traded, non state-owned gold mining companies was 29.46 Moz in 2016. That represents a 4% decrease compared to 2015. Total global gold production is estimated at something around 100 Moz. It's expected that global gold production will fall in 2017 for the first time in more than a decade.|
All In Sustaining Costs, AISC – a measure that captures direct costs, remains high for many of the top gold producers despite cost cutting and favorable energy prices.