Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Reserves

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
United States 250,916 24.2%
Russia 160,364 15.5%
Australia 144,818 14.0%
China 138,819 13.4%
India 97,728 9.4%
Germany 36,108 3.5%
Ukraine 34,375 3.3%
Kazakhstan 25,605 2.5%
South Africa 9,893 1.0%
Canada 6,582 0.6%
Colombia 4,881 0.5%
Rest of the World 124,903 12.1%
Total World 1,035,012 100.0%

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018