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Iron production in thousand metric tons, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 12 countries was 4807 thousand metric tons.The highest value was in South Africa: 46100 thousand metric tons and the lowest value was in Nigeria: 1 thousand metric tons. The indicator is available from 1999 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: thousand metric tons; Source: USGS
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Countries Iron production, 2019 Global rank Available data
South Africa 46100 1 1999 - 2020
Mauritania 7625 2 1999 - 2020
Liberia 2770 3 2011 - 2020
Algeria 412 4 1999 - 2020
Egypt 312 5 1999 - 2020
Tunisia 188 6 1999 - 2020
Sierra Leone 97 7 2011 - 2020
Kenya 90 8 2009 - 2020
R. of Congo 46 9 2019 - 2020
Morocco 27 10 1999 - 2020
Togo 18 11 2011 - 2020
Nigeria 1 12 2000 - 2019

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Definition: Iron production in thousand metric tons.
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