Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Reserves

The United States has the largest coal reserves in the world, with Russia, Australia, China and India trailing far behind. 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-2019 Share of Global Reserves
United States 249,537 23.30 %
Russia 162,166 15.20 %
Australia 149,079 13.90 %
China 141,595 13.20 %
India 105,931 9.90 %
Indonesia 39,891 3.70 %
Germany 35,900 3.40 %
Ukraine 34,375 3.20 %
Poland 26,932 2.50 %
Kazakhstan 25,605 2.40 %
Turkey 11,525 1.10 %
South Africa 9,893 0.90 %
Rest of the World 77,207 7.20 %
Total World 1,069,636 100.00 %

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2020