Coal - global proved reserves by type 2010-2018

This statistic represents proved coal reserves worldwide between 2010 to 2018, by type. In 2018, global proved reserves of anthracite and bituminous coal amounted to around 735 billion metric tons. As of 2018, the life years of coal is predicted to be a about 132 years at the current rate of production. The world's largest coal reserves are found in the United States, Russia, and China.

Global proved coal reserves from 2010 to 2018, by type

Anthracite and bituminousSub-bituminous and lignite
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

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 has been compiled using several editions of the report.

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