* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent of world oil reserves, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 187 countries was 0.53 percent. The highest value was in Venezuela: 17.88 percent and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. 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, 2021 Global rank Available data
Venezuela 17.88 1 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 15.22 2 1980 - 2021
Iran 12.28 3 1980 - 2021
Canada 10.02 4 1980 - 2021
Iraq 8.53 5 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 5.97 6 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 5.76 7 1980 - 2021
Russia 4.71 8 1997 - 2021
Libya 2.85 9 1980 - 2021
USA 2.61 10 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 2.17 11 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 1.77 12 1997 - 2021
China 1.53 13 1980 - 2021
Qatar 1.49 14 1980 - 2021
Brazil 0.75 15 1980 - 2021
Algeria 0.72 16 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 0.49 17 1980 - 2021
Norway 0.48 18 1980 - 2021
Angola 0.46 19 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.41 20 1997 - 2021
Mexico 0.34 21 1980 - 2021
Oman 0.32 22 1980 - 2021
India 0.27 23 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 0.26 24 1991 - 2021
Malaysia 0.21 25 1980 - 2021
Egypt 0.19 26 1980 - 2021
Yemen 0.18 27 1986 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.17 28 1980 - 2021
Argentina 0.15 29 1980 - 2021
Indonesia 0.15 30 1980 - 2021
Syria 0.15 31 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.15 32 1980 - 2021
UK 0.15 33 1980 - 2021
Australia 0.14 34 1980 - 2021
Colombia 0.12 35 1980 - 2021
Gabon 0.12 36 1980 - 2021
Chad 0.09 37 2006 - 2021
Sudan 0.07 38 1982 - 2021
Brunei 0.06 39 1980 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.06 40 1993 - 2021
Peru 0.05 41 1980 - 2021
Ghana 0.04 42 1980 - 2021
Romania 0.04 43 1991 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.04 44 1997 - 2021
Denmark 0.03 45 1980 - 2021
Italy 0.03 46 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 0.03 47 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 0.03 48 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.03 49 1997 - 2021
Turkey 0.02 50 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 0.02 51 1997 - 2021
Albania 0.01 52 1992 - 2021
Bahrain 0.01 53 1980 - 2021
Belarus 0.01 54 1997 - 2021
Bolivia 0.01 55 1980 - 2021
Burma 0.01 56 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 0.01 57 1980 - 2021
Chile 0.01 58 1980 - 2021
Cuba 0.01 59 1991 - 2021
DR Congo 0.01 60 1980 - 2021
Germany 0.01 61 1991 - 2021
Guatemala 0.01 62 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.01 63 1981 - 2021
Netherlands 0.01 64 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.01 65 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.01 66 1985 - 2021
Philippines 0.01 67 1980 - 2021
Poland 0.01 68 1992 - 2021
Spain 0.01 69 1980 - 2021
Suriname 0.01 70 1986 - 2021
Thailand 0.01 71 1980 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.01 72 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0 73 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0 74 1980 - 2021
Armenia 0 75 1997 - 2021
Aruba 0 76 1986 - 2021
Austria 0 77 1980 - 2021
Bahamas 0 78 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 0 79 1988 - 2021
Barbados 0 80 1980 - 2021
Belgium 0 81 1980 - 2021
Belize 0 82 2007 - 2021
Benin 0 83 1984 - 2021
Bermuda 0 84 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0 85 1980 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0 86 1993 - 2021
Botswana 0 87 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 0 88 1992 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0 89 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0 90 1980 - 2021
Cambodia 0 91 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0 92 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 93 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0 94 1980 - 2021
Croatia 0 95 1993 - 2021
Cyprus 0 96 1980 - 2021
Czechia 0 97 1996 - 2021
Djibouti 0 98 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0 99 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0 100 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 0 101 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0 102 1994 - 2021
Estonia 0 103 1997 - 2021
Ethiopia 0 104 1997 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 105 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0 106 1980 - 2021
Finland 0 107 1980 - 2021
France 0 108 1980 - 2021
Gambia 0 109 1980 - 2021
Georgia 0 110 1997 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 111 1980 - 2021
Greece 0 112 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0 113 1980 - 2021
Guinea 0 114 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 115 1980 - 2021
Guyana 0 116 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0 117 1980 - 2021
Honduras 0 118 1980 - 2021
Hong Kong 0 119 1980 - 2021
Hungary 0 120 1992 - 2021
Iceland 0 121 1980 - 2021
Ireland 0 122 1980 - 2021
Israel 0 123 1980 - 2021
Jamaica 0 124 1980 - 2021
Japan 0 125 1980 - 2021
Jordan 0 126 1988 - 2021
Kenya 0 127 1980 - 2021
Kiribati 0 128 1980 - 2021
Laos 0 129 1980 - 2021
Latvia 0 130 1997 - 2021
Lebanon 0 131 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0 132 1980 - 2021
Liberia 0 133 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 0 134 1997 - 2021
Luxembourg 0 135 1980 - 2021
Macao 0 136 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0 137 1980 - 2021
Malawi 0 138 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0 139 1980 - 2021
Mali 0 140 1980 - 2021
Malta 0 141 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0 142 2007 - 2021
Mauritius 0 143 1980 - 2021
Moldova 0 144 1997 - 2021
Montenegro 0 145 2006 - 2021
Montserrat 0 146 1980 - 2021
Morocco 0 147 1980 - 2021
Mozambique 0 148 1980 - 2021
Namibia 0 149 1990 - 2021
Nepal 0 150 1980 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0 151 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 0 152 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 0 153 1980 - 2021
North Korea 0 154 1980 - 2021
North Macedonia 0 155 1993 - 2021
Panama 0 156 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0 157 1980 - 2021
Portugal 0 158 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0 159 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0 160 1980 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 161 1980 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0 162 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0 163 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 164 1980 - 2021
Senegal 0 165 1980 - 2021
Serbia 0 166 2006 - 2021
Seychelles 0 167 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0 168 1980 - 2021
Singapore 0 169 1980 - 2021
Slovakia 0 170 1996 - 2021
Slovenia 0 171 1993 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 172 1980 - 2021
Somalia 0 173 1980 - 2021
South Africa 0 174 1983 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0 175 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0 176 1980 - 2021
Sweden 0 177 1980 - 2021
Switzerland 0 178 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 0 179 1980 - 2021
Tajikistan 0 180 1997 - 2021
Tanzania 0 181 1980 - 2021
Togo 0 182 1980 - 2021
Tonga 0 183 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 0 184 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 185 1980 - 2021
Zambia 0 186 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0 187 1980 - 2021



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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15.22
12.28
10.02
8.53
5.97
5.76
4.71
2.85
2.61
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1.77
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1.49
0.75
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0.49
0.48
0.46
0.41
0.34
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0.27
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