Who are the major producers? Which Countries and Companies?

Peru is the world’s largest producer of silver at 111 million ounces in 2006, followed by Mexico, China, Australia, and Chile.

Apex Silver Mines Ltd. (SIL)
Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. (CDE)
Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS)
Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI)
Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW)

…are the larges silver mining companies.