World proved reserves of coal

World proved reserves of coal

Table
World proved reserves of coal*
million metric tons
country/region anthracite and bituminous subbituminous and lignite total share of world total (%)
Canada 3,471 3,107 6,578 0.7
Mexico 860 351 1,211 0.1
United States 111,338 135,305 246,643 27.1
Total North America 115,669 138,763 254,432 28.0
Brazil — 10,113 10,113 1.1
Colombia 6,230 381 6,611 0.7
Other South and Central American countries 1,471 1,698 3,169 0.3
Total South and Central America 7,701 12,192 19,893 2.2
Bulgaria 4 2,183 2,187 0.2
Czech Republic 2,094 3,458 5,552 0.6
Germany 183 6,556 6,739 0.7
Greece — 3,900 3,900 0.4
Hungary 198 3,159 3,357 0.4
Kazakhstan 28,151 3,128 31,279 3.4
Poland 14,000 — 14,000 1.5
Romania 22 472 494 0.1
Russia 49,088 107,922 157,010 17.3
Turkey 278 3,908 4,186 0.5
Ukraine 16,274 17,879 34,153 3.8
United Kingdom 220 — 220 **
Other European and Eurasian countries 1,744 22,274 24,018 2.6
Total Europe and Eurasia 112,256 174,839 287,095 31.6
South Africa 48,750 — 48,750 5.4
Other African countries 910 174 1,084 0.1
Total Africa and Middle East 51,502 174 51,676 5.6
Australia 38,600 39,900 78,500 8.6
China 62,200 52,300 114,500 12.6
India 90,085 2,360 92,445 10.2
Indonesia 740 4,228 4,968 0.5
Pakistan — 3,050 3,050 0.3
Thailand — 1,354 1,354 0.1
Vietnam 150 — 150 **
Other Asia-Pacific countries 97 215 312 **
Total Asia-Pacific 193,256 105,243 298,499 32.8
Total world 478,771 430,293 909,064 100.0
Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy, June 2006, BP p.l.c.
*At end of 2005. Proved reserves of coal are generally taken to be those quantities that geological and engineering information indicates with reasonable certainty can be recovered in the future from known deposits under existing economic and operating conditions.
**Less than 0.05%.
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