World cobalt reserves as of 2016, by country (in metric tons)

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Cobalt reserves in metric tons

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This statistic shows the world's leading countries based on cobalt reserves as of 2016. For instance, the United States' cobalt reserves were estimated to approximately 21 thousand metric tons in that year. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the country with the largest reserves of cobalt. The reserves in this country are estimated to be around 3.4 million metric tons. Cobalt is especially important for rechargeable battery electrodes.
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January 2017
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* Overseas territory of France.

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