The Democratic Republic of Congo exported in 2021 a volume of 31,444 kg of gold for a value of 1 billion 268.625 million USD, according to data from the Ministry of Mines.
Of this volume of production, the gold from artisanal mining remains marginal and represents barely 135 Kg against 31,308 Kg from the industrial mining of the firm Kibali Gold Mines.
It should be noted that the production of gold has continued to increase over the last 10 years thanks to the revival of the industrial sector, notwithstanding the drop recorded over the last 3 years following the closure of the companies of the BANRO Group for cases of force majeure.
This decline in gold production is also justified by endemic fraud in artisanal mining where most of it is exported through unofficial channels.
In 2021, most gold exports from artisanal mining come from the province of South Kivu (46%), followed by the province of Kinshasa (38%), Tshopo (13%) and finally North Kivu (3%).
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