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. At the current rate of consumption, proven reserves will satisfy demand for more than 130 years.

Global Coal Reserves (in millions of metric tons)

Country Proved Reserves End-2017 Share of Global Reserves
United States 250,219 24.2%
Russia 160,364 15.5%
Australia 147,435 14.0%
China 138,819 13.4%
India 101,363 9.4%
Germany 36,103 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 139,143 12.1%
Total World 1,054,782 100.0%

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018