Where Does Silver Come From?
The figure below shows to top ten silver producing countries
(2004 data). These ten nations accounted for 88 percent of the world's
total silver production.
Three nations south of the U.S. border
collectively produced 39 percent of the world's silver, and at a rate that
dwarfed U.S. output (just 6 percent of the world's supply). If you
throw in Canada, it is clear that nearly one-half of
the world's silver supply comes from the Americas.
Europe is represented by Poland, Asia by
Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. Australia, at 11
percent, is also a major source.