Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Reserves

The main coal reserves are in the United States, way ahead of Russia, Australia, China and India. The mining sector in China is undergoing a major overhaul, with many small production sites being shut down in favor of bigger and more modern mines.

Global Coal Reserves (in millions of metric tons)

 
Country Proved Reserves End-2020 Share of Global Reserves
United States 248941 23,2%
Russia 162166 15,1%
Australia 150227 14,0%
China 143197 13,3%
India 111052 10,3%
Indonesia 34869 3,2%
Germany 35900 3,3%
Ukraine 34375 3,2%
Poland 28395 2,6%
Kazakhstan 25605 2,4%
Turkey 11525 1,1%
South Africa 9893 0,9%
Reste of the world 77 963 7,3%
Total World 1 074 108 100,00%

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2022