List of Countries with Their Biggest Coal Reserves

More than 90% of the world’s total coal reserves are located in just ten countries. The united states top the list having more than one-fifth of the total confirmed coal reserves, while China, which ranks third, is the biggest producer and consumer of coal.

The United States is the country with the world’s largest proven coal reserves. As of 2020, coal reserves in the country are recorded to be nearly 248.9 billion metric tons.

Russia ranked second, having proved coal reserves of 162.2 billion metric tons. These figures include anthracite, bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, and lignite.

Here is the list of the country’s names with their proven coal reserves.

Countries with their Biggest Coal Reserves

Anthracite 

& bituminous

Subbituminous 

& lignite

Total

Country

Tonnes

(Billion)

%

Tonnes

(Billion)

%

Tonnes

(Billion)

%

World

734.903

100

319.879

100

1054.782

100

United States

220.167

30

30.052

9.4

250.219

24

Russia 

69.634

9.5

90.732

28.4

160.364

15

Australia

70.927

9.7

76.508

23.9

147.435

14

China

130.851

17.8

7.968

2.5

138.819

13

India

96.468

13.1

4.895

1.5

101.363

10

Indonesia

26.122

3.6

10.878

3.4

37

4

Germany

0.003

0

36.100

11.3

36.103

3

Ukraine

32.039

4.4

2.336

0.7

34.375

3

Poland

20.542

2.8

5.937

1.9

26.479

2

Kazakhstan

25.605

3.5

0

0

25.605

1

Turkey

0.551

0.1

10.975

3.4

11.526

1

South Africa

9.893

1.3

0

0

9.893

1

New Zealand

0.825

0.1

6.750

2.1

7.575

1

Serbia

0.402

0.1

7.112

2.2

7.514

1

Brazil

1.547

0.2

5.049

1.6

6.569

1

Canada

4.346

0.6

2.236

0.7

6.582

1

Colombia

4.881

0.7

0

0

4.881

0

Pakistan

0.207

0

2.857

0.9

3.064

0

Vietnam

3.116

0.4

0.244

0.1

3.360

0

Hungary

0.276

0

2.633

0.8

2.909

0

Greece

0

0

2.876

0.9

2.876

0

Czech Republic

0.110

0

2.547

0.8

2.657

0

Mongolia

1.170

0.2

1.350

0.4

2.520

0

Bulgaria

0.192

0

2.174

0.7

2.366

0

Uzbekistan

1.375

0.2

0

0

1.375

0

Mexico

1.160

0.2

0.051

0

1.211

0

Spain

0.868

0.1

0.319

0.1

1.187

0

Thailand

0

0

1.063

0.3

1.063

0

Venezuela

0.731

0.1

0

0

0.731

0

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