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Coal reserves, million short tons, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 190 countries was 6101.35 million short tons. The highest value was in the USA: 251539 million short tons and the lowest value was in Angola: 0 million short tons. The indicator is available from 2008 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million short tons; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Coal reserves, 2021 Global rank Available data
USA 251539 1 2008 - 2021
Russia 178757.2 2 2008 - 2021
Australia 165596.72 3 2008 - 2021
China 157847.49 4 2008 - 2021
India 122413.73 5 2008 - 2021
Germany 39572.93 6 2008 - 2021
Indonesia 38436.45 7 2008 - 2021
Ukraine 37891.91 8 2008 - 2021
Poland 31450.18 9 2008 - 2021
Kazakhstan 28224.65 10 2008 - 2021
Turkey 12704.12 11 2008 - 2021
South Africa 10905.15 12 2008 - 2021
New Zealand 8350 13 2008 - 2021
Serbia 8282.76 14 2008 - 2021
Brazil 7270.84 15 2008 - 2021
Canada 7255.4 16 2008 - 2021
Colombia 5019.92 17 2008 - 2021
Czechia 3962.8 18 2008 - 2021
Vietnam 3703.76 19 2008 - 2021
Pakistan 3377.48 20 2008 - 2021
Hungary 3206.62 21 2008 - 2021
Greece 3170.24 22 2008 - 2021
Mongolia 2777.82 23 2008 - 2021
Bulgaria 2608.07 24 2008 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 2495.63 25 2008 - 2021
Mozambique 1975.34 26 2008 - 2021
Botswana 1829.83 27 2008 - 2021
Uzbekistan 1515.68 28 2008 - 2021
Mexico 1334.9 29 2008 - 2021
Iran 1326.08 30 2008 - 2021
Spain 1308.44 31 2008 - 2021
Chile 1301.83 32 2008 - 2021
Thailand 1171.76 33 2008 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 1070.34 34 2008 - 2021
Venezuela 805.79 35 2008 - 2021
North Korea 661.39 36 2008 - 2021
Albania 575.41 37 2008 - 2021
Laos 554.46 38 2008 - 2021
Zimbabwe 553.36 39 2008 - 2021
Argentina 551.16 40 2008 - 2021
Netherlands 547.85 41 2008 - 2021
Tajikistan 413.37 42 2008 - 2021
Slovenia 408.96 43 2008 - 2021
Philippines 397.93 44 2008 - 2021
Japan 385.81 45 2008 - 2021
Nigeria 379.19 46 2008 - 2021
North Macedonia 365.97 47 2008 - 2021
South Korea 359.35 48 2008 - 2021
Bangladesh 322.98 49 2008 - 2021
Romania 320.77 50 2008 - 2021
Tanzania 296.52 51 2008 - 2021
Malaysia 249.12 52 2008 - 2021
Georgia 221.56 53 2008 - 2021
Armenia 179.68 54 2008 - 2021
Swaziland 158.73 55 2008 - 2021
Montenegro 156.53 56 2008 - 2021
Slovakia 148.81 57 2008 - 2021
Peru 112.44 58 2008 - 2021
DR Congo 97 59 2008 - 2021
Afghanistan 72.75 60 2008 - 2021
Algeria 65.04 61 2008 - 2021
Zambia 49.6 62 2008 - 2021
Portugal 39.68 63 2008 - 2021
UK 28.66 64 2008 - 2021
Ecuador 26.46 65 2008 - 2021
Italy 18.74 66 2008 - 2021
Egypt 17.64 67 2008 - 2021
Ireland 15.43 68 2008 - 2021
Morocco 15.43 69 2008 - 2021
Burma 6.61 70 2008 - 2021
Niger 6.61 71 2008 - 2021
C.A. Republic 3.31 72 2008 - 2021
Malawi 2.2 73 2008 - 2021
N. Caledonia 2.2 74 2008 - 2021
Norway 2.2 75 2008 - 2021
Bolivia 1.1 76 2008 - 2021
Nepal 1.1 77 2008 - 2021
Sweden 1.1 78 2008 - 2021
Taiwan 1.1 79 2008 - 2021
Angola 0 80 2008 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0 81 2008 - 2021
Aruba 0 82 2008 - 2021
Austria 0 83 2008 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0 84 2008 - 2021
Bahamas 0 85 2008 - 2021
Bahrain 0 86 2008 - 2021
Barbados 0 87 2008 - 2021
Belarus 0 88 2008 - 2021
Belgium 0 89 2008 - 2021
Belize 0 90 2008 - 2021
Benin 0 91 2008 - 2021
Bermuda 0 92 2008 - 2021
Bhutan 0 93 2008 - 2021
Brunei 0 94 2008 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0 95 2008 - 2021
Burundi 0 96 2008 - 2021
Cambodia 0 97 2008 - 2021
Cameroon 0 98 2008 - 2021
Cape Verde 0 99 2008 - 2021
Chad 0 100 2008 - 2021
Comoros 0 101 2008 - 2021
Croatia 0 102 2008 - 2021
Cuba 0 103 2008 - 2021
Cyprus 0 104 2008 - 2021
Denmark 0 105 2008 - 2021
Djibouti 0 106 2008 - 2021
Dominica 0 107 2008 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0 108 2008 - 2021
El Salvador 0 109 2008 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0 110 2008 - 2021
Eritrea 0 111 2008 - 2021
Estonia 0 112 2008 - 2021
Ethiopia 0 113 2008 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 114 2008 - 2021
Fiji 0 115 2008 - 2021
Finland 0 116 2008 - 2021
France 0 117 2008 - 2021
Gabon 0 118 2008 - 2021
Gambia 0 119 2008 - 2021
Ghana 0 120 2008 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 121 2008 - 2021
Grenada 0 122 2008 - 2021
Guatemala 0 123 2008 - 2021
Guinea 0 124 2008 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 125 2008 - 2021
Guyana 0 126 2008 - 2021
Haiti 0 127 2008 - 2021
Honduras 0 128 2008 - 2021
Hong Kong 0 129 2008 - 2021
Iceland 0 130 2008 - 2021
Iraq 0 131 2008 - 2021
Israel 0 132 2008 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0 133 2008 - 2021
Jamaica 0 134 2008 - 2021
Jordan 0 135 2008 - 2021
Kenya 0 136 2008 - 2021
Kiribati 0 137 2008 - 2021
Kuwait 0 138 2008 - 2021
Latvia 0 139 2008 - 2021
Lebanon 0 140 2008 - 2021
Lesotho 0 141 2008 - 2021
Liberia 0 142 2008 - 2021
Libya 0 143 2008 - 2021
Lithuania 0 144 2008 - 2021
Luxembourg 0 145 2008 - 2021
Macao 0 146 2008 - 2021
Madagascar 0 147 2008 - 2021
Maldives 0 148 2008 - 2021
Mali 0 149 2008 - 2021
Malta 0 150 2008 - 2021
Mauritania 0 151 2008 - 2021
Mauritius 0 152 2008 - 2021
Moldova 0 153 2008 - 2021
Montserrat 0 154 2008 - 2021
Namibia 0 155 2008 - 2021
Nicaragua 0 156 2008 - 2021
Oman 0 157 2008 - 2021
Panama 0 158 2008 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0 159 2008 - 2021
Paraguay 0 160 2008 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0 161 2008 - 2021
Qatar 0 162 2008 - 2021
R. of Congo 0 163 2008 - 2021
Rwanda 0 164 2008 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 165 2008 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0 166 2008 - 2021
Samoa 0 167 2008 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 168 2008 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0 169 2008 - 2021
Senegal 0 170 2008 - 2021
Seychelles 0 171 2008 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0 172 2008 - 2021
Singapore 0 173 2008 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 174 2008 - 2021
Somalia 0 175 2008 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0 176 2008 - 2021
Sudan 0 177 2008 - 2021
Suriname 0 178 2008 - 2021
Switzerland 0 179 2008 - 2021
Syria 0 180 2008 - 2021
Togo 0 181 2008 - 2021
Tonga 0 182 2008 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0 183 2008 - 2021
Tunisia 0 184 2008 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0 185 2008 - 2021
Uganda 0 186 2008 - 2021
UA Emirates 0 187 2008 - 2021
Uruguay 0 188 2008 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 189 2008 - 2021
Yemen 0 190 2008 - 2021



Definition: Proven reserves of coal in million short tons. A short ton equals exactly 2,000 pounds or 907.18 kilograms.
251539.00
178757.20
165596.72
157847.49
122413.73
39572.93
38436.45
37891.91
31450.18
28224.65
12704.12
10905.15
8350.00
8282.76
7270.84
7255.40
5019.92
3962.80
3703.76
3377.48
3206.62
3170.24
2777.82
2608.07
2495.63
1975.34
1829.83
1515.68
1334.90
1326.08
1308.44
1301.83
1171.76
1070.34
805.79
661.39
575.41
554.46
553.36
551.16
547.85
413.37
408.96
397.93
385.81
379.19
365.97
359.35
322.98
320.77
296.52
249.12
221.56
179.68
158.73
156.53
148.81
112.44
97.00
72.75
65.04
49.60
39.68
28.66
26.46
18.74
17.64
15.43
15.43
6.61
6.61
3.31
2.20
2.20
2.20
1.10
1.10
1.10
1.10
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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125769.5
188654.3
251539
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