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Percent of world oil reserves, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 187 countries was 0.53 percent.The highest value was in Venezuela: 18.22 percent and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Percent of world oil reserves, 2020 Global rank Available data
Venezuela 18.22 1 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 16.07 2 1980 - 2020
Canada 10.22 3 1980 - 2020
Iran 9.36 4 1980 - 2020
Iraq 8.73 5 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 6.11 6 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 5.88 7 1980 - 2020
Russia 4.81 8 1997 - 2020
Libya 2.91 9 1980 - 2020
USA 2.83 10 1980 - 2020
Nigeria 2.22 11 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 1.81 12 1997 - 2020
China 1.57 13 1980 - 2020
Qatar 1.52 14 1980 - 2020
Brazil 0.81 15 1980 - 2020
Algeria 0.73 16 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 0.5 17 1980 - 2020
Angola 0.49 18 1980 - 2020
Norway 0.49 19 1980 - 2020
Azerbaijan 0.42 20 1997 - 2020
Mexico 0.35 21 1980 - 2020
Oman 0.32 22 1980 - 2020
Sudan 0.3 23 1982 - 2020
India 0.27 24 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 0.26 25 1991 - 2020
Malaysia 0.22 26 1980 - 2020
Egypt 0.2 27 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 0.19 28 1980 - 2020
R. of Congo 0.18 29 1980 - 2020
Yemen 0.18 30 1986 - 2020
UK 0.16 31 1980 - 2020
Australia 0.15 32 1980 - 2020
Syria 0.15 33 1980 - 2020
Uganda 0.15 34 1980 - 2020
Argentina 0.14 35 1980 - 2020
Colombia 0.12 36 1980 - 2020
Gabon 0.12 37 1980 - 2020
Chad 0.09 38 2006 - 2020
Brunei 0.07 39 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0.07 40 1993 - 2020
Peru 0.06 41 1980 - 2020
Ghana 0.04 42 1980 - 2020
Romania 0.04 43 1991 - 2020
Turkmenistan 0.04 44 1997 - 2020
Uzbekistan 0.04 45 1997 - 2020
Denmark 0.03 46 1980 - 2020
Italy 0.03 47 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 0.03 48 1980 - 2020
Tunisia 0.03 49 1980 - 2020
Thailand 0.02 50 1980 - 2020
Turkey 0.02 51 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 0.02 52 1997 - 2020
Albania 0.01 53 1992 - 2020
Bahrain 0.01 54 1980 - 2020
Belarus 0.01 55 1997 - 2020
Bolivia 0.01 56 1980 - 2020
Burma 0.01 57 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 0.01 58 1980 - 2020
Chile 0.01 59 1980 - 2020
Cuba 0.01 60 1991 - 2020
DR Congo 0.01 61 1980 - 2020
Germany 0.01 62 1991 - 2020
Guatemala 0.01 63 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0.01 64 1981 - 2020
Netherlands 0.01 65 1980 - 2020
Niger 0.01 66 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0.01 67 1985 - 2020
Philippines 0.01 68 1980 - 2020
Poland 0.01 69 1992 - 2020
Spain 0.01 70 1980 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.01 71 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0 72 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0 73 1980 - 2020
Armenia 0 74 1997 - 2020
Aruba 0 75 1986 - 2020
Austria 0 76 1980 - 2020
Bahamas 0 77 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 0 78 1988 - 2020
Barbados 0 79 1980 - 2020
Belgium 0 80 1980 - 2020
Belize 0 81 2007 - 2020
Benin 0 82 1984 - 2020
Bermuda 0 83 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 0 84 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 0 85 1993 - 2020
Botswana 0 86 1980 - 2020
Bulgaria 0 87 1992 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0 88 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0 89 1980 - 2020
Cambodia 0 90 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0 91 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 92 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0 93 1980 - 2020
Croatia 0 94 1993 - 2020
Cyprus 0 95 1980 - 2020
Czechia 0 96 1996 - 2020
Djibouti 0 97 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0 98 1980 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0 99 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 0 100 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0 101 1994 - 2020
Estonia 0 102 1997 - 2020
Ethiopia 0 103 1997 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0 104 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0 105 1980 - 2020
Finland 0 106 1980 - 2020
France 0 107 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0 108 1980 - 2020
Georgia 0 109 1997 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 110 1980 - 2020
Greece 0 111 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0 112 1980 - 2020
Guinea 0 113 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0 114 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0 115 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0 116 1980 - 2020
Honduras 0 117 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 0 118 1980 - 2020
Hungary 0 119 1992 - 2020
Iceland 0 120 1980 - 2020
Ireland 0 121 1980 - 2020
Israel 0 122 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 0 123 1980 - 2020
Japan 0 124 1980 - 2020
Jordan 0 125 1988 - 2020
Kenya 0 126 1980 - 2020
Kiribati 0 127 1980 - 2020
Laos 0 128 1980 - 2020
Latvia 0 129 1997 - 2020
Lebanon 0 130 1980 - 2020
Lesotho 0 131 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0 132 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 0 133 1997 - 2020
Luxembourg 0 134 1980 - 2020
Macao 0 135 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 0 136 1980 - 2020
Malawi 0 137 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0 138 1980 - 2020
Mali 0 139 1980 - 2020
Malta 0 140 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 0 141 2007 - 2020
Mauritius 0 142 1980 - 2020
Moldova 0 143 1997 - 2020
Montenegro 0 144 2006 - 2020
Montserrat 0 145 1980 - 2020
Morocco 0 146 1980 - 2020
Mozambique 0 147 1980 - 2020
Namibia 0 148 1990 - 2020
Nepal 0 149 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 0 150 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 0 151 1980 - 2020
Nicaragua 0 152 1980 - 2020
North Korea 0 153 1980 - 2020
North Macedonia 0 154 1993 - 2020
Panama 0 155 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0 156 1980 - 2020
Portugal 0 157 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 0 158 1980 - 2020
Rwanda 0 159 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0 160 1980 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0 161 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0 162 1980 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0 163 1980 - 2020
Senegal 0 164 1980 - 2020
Serbia 0 165 2006 - 2020
Seychelles 0 166 1980 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0 167 1980 - 2020
Singapore 0 168 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 0 169 1996 - 2020
Slovenia 0 170 1993 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0 171 1980 - 2020
Somalia 0 172 1980 - 2020
South Africa 0 173 1983 - 2020
Sri Lanka 0 174 1980 - 2020
Suriname 0 175 1986 - 2020
Swaziland 0 176 1980 - 2020
Sweden 0 177 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 0 178 1980 - 2020
Taiwan 0 179 1980 - 2020
Tajikistan 0 180 1997 - 2020
Tanzania 0 181 1980 - 2020
Togo 0 182 1980 - 2020
Tonga 0 183 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 0 184 1980 - 2020
Vanuatu 0 185 1980 - 2020
Zambia 0 186 1980 - 2020
Zimbabwe 0 187 1980 - 2020


Definition: The share of world oil reserves is calculated as the proven oil reserves of a country as percent of the total proven oil reserves for the world.
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4.81
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