South Africa's proved coal reserves 2011-2019

This statistic represents proved coal reserves in South Africa in 2011 to 2019. In 2019, proved reserves of anthracite and bituminous coal in South Africa amounted to approximately 9.9 billion metric tons. South Africa consumes approximately 75 percent of the coal it produces. Its largest coal deposits are found in the Ecca Group, covering approximately two thirds of the country.

Proved coal reserves in South Africa from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020


South Africa

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data for sub-bituminous coal and lignite is unavailable.
According to the source, proved reserves of coal are taken to be those quantities that geological and engineering information indicates with reasonable certainty can be recovered in the future from known deposits under existing economic and operating conditions.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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