Data (GEF-21) quite recent from trustworthy source and therefore believed to be reliable → 5,000
Min/max: data considered as accurate, range +/- 1,000
Female participation: no data. Could be 30% like DRC 1,500?
Gold: All data is for gold

2021: 5,000 ASGM


People employed in ASGM: 5,000
Gold produced (kg/year): TBD
Mercury released (kg/year): 1,000
ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
GEF-212021GEF (2021): Second phase of planetGOLD doubles countries addressing mercury in ASGM. Article on PlanetGOLD website, 29 March…
GMA-182018UNEP (2018): Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Technical Background Report E-Annex. Chapter 3.2. UNEP,…



ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeCOG
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2021
Publ. year2021
ASM Miners5,000
- gold5 ,000
Inc. DevMinno
- min.4,000
- max.6,000
- female1 ,500
ASM Commoditiesgold
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  • Last modified: 2022/10/27
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