U.S. gold output declines in March and IQ - USGS

In its latest Mineral Industry Survey, The U.S. Geological Survey has reported that U.S. gold production declined 5% in the first quarter of the year.
Production of gold by U.S. mines was 18,500 kilograms (594,788 troy ounces) in March, down 2% from 18,900 kilograms (607,649 troy ounces) in March 2012.
For the first quarter of this year gold production totaled 54,000 kg (1,736,140 ozs), the USGS said. The average daily gold production for U.S. mines was 596 kg (19,161 ozs) in March, down from 610 kg (19,611 ozs) in March 2013.
Nevada led U.S. gold production in the first quarter with a total of 39,900 kg (1,282,814 ozs) of production, compared to 6,960 kg (223,769 ozs) in Alaska, and a combined 7,120 kg (228,913 ozs) from other states. For March 2013, Nevada mines yielded 13,600 kg (437,250 ozs) of production, compared to Alaska’s 2,510 kg (80,698 ozs) and other states combined at 2,390 kg (76,840 ozs).
The United States exported 130,000 kg (4,179,597 ozs) in ore and concentrates, doré and precipitates, and refined bullion in the first quarter of the year—mainly to Switzerland, Hong Kong, South Africa and India--and imported 73,300 kg (2.356.649 ozs), mainly from Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Canada.  
In March, the U.S. exported 80,800 kg (2,597,780 ozs) and imported 23,400 kg (752,327 ozs) of gold, according to the Geological Survey.