The United States has the largest coal reserves in the world, followed far behind by Russia, Australia and China. China is undertaking sweeping reforms of its mining sector, closing many small operations in favor of larger, more technically advanced mines.
Global Coal Reserves (in millions of metric tons)
|Country||Proved Reserves End-2017||Share of Global Reserves|
|Rest of the World||124,903||12.1%|
Source: BP Statistical Review 2018