Charcoal has a relatively equal importance to oil as an industrial fuel in many of the developing countries, in the following list we will countdown to you the Top Ten Countries With The Most Coal Reserves in tons, and calculated in percentages in comparison to the world’s total reserves, we will also present figures of each country production and so read on.
10- Canada .
Canada comes as the tenth country with the highest charcoal reserves, It has an annual charcoal production of 6.5 million tons which accounts for almost 0.1% of the total world’s coal reserves.
9- Colombia .
Colombia comes as the ninth country with the highest charcoal reserves which is estimated 6.7 million tons, That accounts for 0.8% of the world’s total coal reserves, Most of the charcoal deposit is extracted from Latin America and the country exports most of its production.
8- Kazakhstan .
Kazakhstan comes as the eighth country with the highest charcoal reserves which is estimated 33.6 billion tons annually, These figures account for 3.8% of the world’s total, Kazakhstan also comes as the tenth largest producer of coal with an estimated annual production of 126 tons of coal.
7- Ukraine .
Ukraine comes as the 7th on the list with an estimated coal reserves of 33.9 billion tons which accounts for 3.9% of the world’s total, The largest majority of Ukraine ’s coal production comes from Donets Basin Region.
6- Germany .
Germany ranks the 6th on the list with estimated reserves of 40.7 billion tons, which accounts for 4.7% of the world’s total, More than 50 percent of Germany ’s Coal production is used for generating electricity .
5- India .
India is ranked as the fifth country with the highest charcoal reserves of 60.6 billion tons that account for 7% of the world’s total, India is also the third coal producer in the world after the US and China .
4- Australia .
Australia holds the fourth position with an estimated charcoal reserve of 76.4 billion tons which accounts for 8.9% of the world’s total, Most of Australia’s coal production come from Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, Australia is also the largest charcoal exporter of the world as it export over 70% of the total production of coal.
3- China .
China is the third country with the highest coal reserves and the largest producer of coal, It holds 114.5 billion tons which is 13% of the world total reserves.
2- Russia .
Russia is the second country that has the largest coal reserves 157.01 billion tons, that accounts for 18% of the world’s total, Russia also comes as the sixth largest producer of coal, approximately 65% of the world’s coal production is used for domestic purposes .
1- United States Of America .
United States ranks as the highest country with coal reserves 237 billion tons which accounts for 25% of the world’s total, and it also comes as the second coal producer in the world following China .