Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Coal Reserves

Estimates of coal reserves remain stable, with the United States, Russia and China leading the field, followed by Australia and India. Only Russia and India have increased their coal production, whereas the United States, China and Australia have reduced their output.

Coal Reserves in 2015 (in millions of tons)

 
Country Reserves in 2015 in millions of tonnes Share of Global Reserves
United States 237,295 26.6%
Russia 157,010 17.6%
China 114,500 12.8%
Australia 76,400 8.6%
India 60,600 6.8%
Germany 40,548 4.5%
Ukraine 33,873 3.8%
Kazakhstan 33,600 3.8%
South Africa 30,156 3.4%
Colombia 6,746 0.8%
Canada 6,582 0.7%
Rest of the World 94,221 10.6%
Total World 891,531 100.0%

 

Source : BP Statistical Review 2016