Country ranking for field: natural resources 1990

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This entry lists a country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance, such as rare earth elements (REEs). In general, products appear only if they make a significant contribution to the economy, or are likely to do so in the future.

The WorldWorldthe oceans represent the last major frontier for the discovery and development of natural resources
1flag of AfghanistanAfghanistan0 
2flag of Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atollnone 
3flag of New ZealandNew Zealandnatural gas iron ore sand coal timber hydropower gold limestone 
4flag of NicaraguaNicaraguagold silver copper tungsten lead zinc timber fish 
5flag of NigerNigeruranium coal iron ore tin phosphates 
6flag of NigeriaNigeriacrude oil tin columbite iron ore coal limestone lead zinc natural gas 
7flag of NiueNiuefish arable land 
8flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk Islandfish 
9flag of North KoreaNorth Koreacoal lead tungsten zinc graphite magnesite iron ore copper gold pyrites salt fluorspar hydropower 
10flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islandsarable land fish 
11flag of NorwayNorwaycrude oil copper natural gas pyrites nickel iron ore zinc lead fish timber hydropower 
12flag of OmanOmancrude oil copper asbestos some marble limestone chromium gypsum natural gas 
13flag of Pacific OceanPacific Oceanoil and gas fields polymetallic nodules sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits fish 
14flag of PakistanPakistanland extensive natural gas reserves limited crude oil poor quality coal iron ore copper salt limestone 
15flag of PanamaPanamacopper mahogany forests shrimp 
16flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesphosphates 
17flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineagold copper silver natural gas timber oil potential 
18flag of Paracel IslandsParacel Islandsnone 
19flag of ParaguayParaguayiron ore manganese limestone hydropower timber 
20flag of PeruPerucopper silver gold petroleum timber fish iron ore coal phosphate potash 
21flag of PhilippinesPhilippinestimber crude oil nickel cobalt silver gold salt copper 
22flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islandsmiro trees 
23flag of PolandPolandcoal sulfur copper natural gas silver lead salt 
24flag of PortugalPortugalfish forests 
25flag of Puerto RicoPuerto Ricosome copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore crude oil 
26flag of QatarQatarcrude oil natural gas fish 
27flag of RomaniaRomaniacrude oil 
28flag of RwandaRwandagold cassiterite 
29flag of New CaledoniaNew Caledonianickel chrome iron cobalt manganese silver gold lead copper 
30flag of NepalNepalquartz water timber hydroelectric potential scenic beauty; small deposits of lignite copper cobalt iron ore 
31flag of Saint HelenaSaint Helenafish; Ascension is a breeding ground for sea turtles and sooty terns; no minerals 
32flag of MartiniqueMartiniquecoastal scenery and beaches cultivable land 
33flag of LiberiaLiberiairon ore timber diamonds gold 
34flag of LibyaLibyacrude oil natural gas gypsum 
35flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhydroelectric potential 
36flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgiron ore 
37flag of MacauMacaunegligible 
38flag of MadagascarMadagascargraphite chromite coal bauxite salt quartz tar sands semiprecious stones mica fish 
39flag of MalawiMalawilimestone; unexploited deposits of uranium coal and bauxite 
40flag of MalaysiaMalaysiatin crude oil timber copper iron ore natural gas bauxite 
41flag of MaldivesMaldivesfish 
42flag of MaliMaligold phosphates kaolin salt limestone uranium; bauxite iron ore manganese tin and copper deposits are known but not exploited 
43flag of MaltaMaltalimestone salt 
44flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandsphosphate deposits marine products deep seabed minerals 
45flag of MauritaniaMauritaniairon ore gypsum fish copper phosphate 
46flag of Navassa IslandNavassa Islandguano 
47flag of MauritiusMauritiusarable land fish 
48flag of MayotteMayottenegligible 
49flag of MexicoMexicocrude oil silver copper gold lead zinc natural gas timber 
50flag of Midway IslandsMidway Islandsfish and wildlife 
51flag of MonacoMonaconone 
52flag of MongoliaMongoliacoal copper molybdenum tungsten phosphates tin nickel zinc wolfram fluorspar gold 
53flag of MontserratMontserratnegligible 
54flag of MoroccoMoroccophosphates iron ore manganese lead zinc fish salt 
55flag of MozambiqueMozambiquecoal titanium 
56flag of MyanmarMyanmarcrude oil timber tin antimony zinc copper tungsten lead coal some marble limestone precious stones natural gas 
57flag of NamibiaNamibiadiamonds copper uranium gold lead tin zinc salt vanadium natural gas fish; suspected deposits of coal and iron ore 
58flag of NauruNauruphosphates 
59flag of RéunionRéunionfish arable land 
60flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisnegligible 
61flag of LebanonLebanonlimestone iron ore salt; water-surplus state in a water-deficit region 
62flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomcoal crude oil natural gas tin limestone iron ore salt clay chalk gypsum lead silica 
63flag of TogoTogophosphates limestone marble 
64flag of TokelauTokelaunegligible 
65flag of TongaTongafish fertile soil 
66flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagocrude oil natural gas asphalt 
67flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin Islandfish 
68flag of TunisiaTunisiacrude oil phosphates iron ore lead zinc salt 
69flag of TurkeyTurkeyantimony coal chromium mercury copper borate sulphur iron ore 
70flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islandsspiny lobster conch 
71flag of TuvaluTuvalufish 
72flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islandssun sand sea surf 
73flag of UgandaUgandacopper cobalt limestone salt 
74flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratescrude oil and natural gas 
75flag of United StatesUnited Statescoal copper lead molybdenum phosphates uranium bauxite gold iron mercury nickel potash silver tungsten zinc crude oil natural gas timber 
76flag of The GambiaThe Gambiafish 
77flag of UruguayUruguaysoil hydropower potential minor minerals 
78flag of VanuatuVanuatumanganese hardwood forests fish 
79flag of VenezuelaVenezuelacrude oil natural gas iron ore gold bauxite other minerals hydropower diamonds 
80flag of VietnamVietnamphosphates coal manganese bauxite chromate offshore oil deposits forests 
81flag of Wake IslandWake Islandnone 
82flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futunanegligible 
83flag of West BankWest Banknegligible 
84flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharaphosphates iron ore 
85flag of Western SamoaWestern Samoahardwood forests fish 
86flag of YugoslaviaYugoslaviacoal copper bauxite timber iron ore antimony chromium lead zinc asbestos mercury crude oil natural gas nickel uranium 
87flag of ZaireZairecobalt copper cadmium crude oil industrial and gem diamonds gold silver zinc manganese tin germanium uranium radium bauxite iron ore coal hydropower potential 
88flag of ZambiaZambiacopper cobalt zinc lead coal emeralds gold silver uranium hydropower potential 
89flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsnatural gas crude oil fertile soil 
90flag of The BahamasThe Bahamassalt aragonite timber 
91flag of Saint LuciaSaint Luciaforests sandy beaches minerals 
92flag of South KoreaSouth Koreacoal tungsten graphite molybdenum lead hydropower 
93flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadinesnegligible 
94flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelonfish deepwater ports 
95flag of San MarinoSan Marinobuilding stones 
96flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiacrude oil natural gas iron ore gold copper 
97flag of SenegalSenegalfish phosphates iron ore 
98flag of SeychellesSeychellesfish copra cinnamon trees 
99flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonediamonds titanium ore bauxite iron ore gold chromite 
100flag of SingaporeSingaporefish deepwater ports 
101flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islandsfish forests gold bauxite phosphates 
102flag of SomaliaSomaliauranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore tin gypsum bauxite copper salt 
103flag of South AfricaSouth Africagold chromium antimony coal iron ore manganese nickel phosphates tin uranium gem diamonds platinum copper vanadium salt natural gas 
104flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsfish 
105flag of SpainSpaincoal lignite iron ore uranium mercury pyrites fluorspar gypsum zinc lead tungsten copper kaolin potash hydropower 
106flag of ThailandThailandtin rubber natural gas tungsten tantalum timber lead fish gypsum lignite fluorite 
107flag of Spratly IslandsSpratly Islandsfish guano; oil and natural gas potential 
108flag of Sri LankaSri Lankalimestone graphite mineral sands gems phosphates clay 
109flag of SudanSudanmodest reserves of crude oil iron ore copper chromium ore zinc tungsten mica silver crude oil 
110flag of SurinameSurinametimber hydropower potential fish shrimp bauxite iron ore and modest amounts of nickel copper platinum gold 
111flag of SvalbardSvalbardcoal copper iron ore phosphate zinc wildlife fish 
112flag of SwazilandSwazilandasbestos coal clay tin hydroelelectric power forests and small gold and diamond deposits 
113flag of SwedenSwedenzinc iron ore lead copper silver timber uranium hydropower potential 
114flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandhydropower potential timber salt 
115flag of SyriaSyriacrude oil phosphates chrome and manganese ores asphalt iron ore rock salt marble gypsum 
116flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipefish 
117flag of TaiwanTaiwansmall deposits of coal natural gas limestone marble and asbestos 
118flag of TanzaniaTanzaniahydropower potential tin phosphates iron ore coal diamonds gemstones gold natural gas nickel 
119flag of LesothoLesothosome diamonds and other minerals water agricultural and grazing land 
120flag of LaosLaostimber hydropower gypsum tin gold gemstones 
121flag of AlbaniaAlbaniacrude oil natural gas coal chromium copper timber nickel 
122flag of ChinaChinacoal iron ore crude oil mercury tin tungsten antimony manganese molybdenum vanadium magnetite aluminum lead zinc uranium world's largest hydropower potential 
123flag of BruneiBruneicrude oil natural gas timber 
124flag of BulgariaBulgariabauxite copper lead zinc coal timber arable land 
125flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasomanganese limestone marble; small deposits of gold antimony copper nickel bauxite lead phosphates zinc silver 
126flag of BurundiBurundinickel uranium rare earth oxide peat cobalt copper platinum 
127flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verdesalt basalt rock pozzolana limestone kaolin fish 
128flag of CambodiaCambodiatimber gemstones some iron ore manganese phosphates hydropower potential 
129flag of CameroonCamerooncrude oil bauxite iron ore timber hydropower potential 
130flag of CanadaCanadanickel zinc copper gold lead molybdenum potash silver fish timber wildlife coal crude oil natural gas 
131flag of Cayman IslandsCayman Islandsfish climate and beaches that foster tourism 
132flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicdiamonds uranium timber gold oil 
133flag of ChadChadsmall quantities of crude oil 
134flag of ChileChilecopper timber iron ore nitrates precious metals molybdenum 
135flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandphosphate 
136flag of British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territorycoconuts fish 
137flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton Islandnone 
138flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsfish 
139flag of ColombiaColombiacrude oil natural gas coal iron ore nickel gold copper emeralds 
140flag of ComorosComorosnegligible 
141flag of CongoCongopetroleum timber potash lead zinc uranium copper phosphates natural gas 
142flag of Cook IslandsCook Islandsnegligible 
143flag of Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Islandsnegligible 
144flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricahydropower potential 
145flag of CubaCubacobalt nickel iron ore copper manganese salt timber silica 
146flag of CyprusCypruscopper pyrites asbestos gypsum timber salt marble clay earth pigment 
147flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirecrude oil diamonds manganese iron ore cobalt bauxite copper 
148flag of DenmarkDenmarkcrude oil natural gas fish salt limestone 
149flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islandsnegligible 
150flag of BrazilBraziliron ore manganese bauxite nickel uranium phosphates tin hydropower gold platinum crude oil timber 
151flag of DominicaDominicatimber 
152flag of AustraliaAustraliabauxite coal iron ore copper tin silver uranium nickel tungsten mineral sands lead zinc diamonds natural gas crude oil 
153flag of AlgeriaAlgeriacrude oil natural gas iron ore phosphates uranium lead zinc 
154flag of American SamoaAmerican Samoapumice and pumicite 
155flag of AndorraAndorrahydropower mineral water timber iron ore lead 
156flag of AngolaAngolapetroleum diamonds iron ore phosphates copper feldspar gold bauxite uranium 
157flag of AnguillaAnguillanegligible; salt fish lobsters 
158flag of AntarcticaAntarcticacoal and iron ore; chromium copper gold nickel platinum and hydrocarbons have been found in small quantities along the coast; offshore deposits of oil and gas 
159flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbudanegligible; pleasant climate fosters tourism 
160flag of Arctic OceanArctic Oceansand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules oil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
161flag of ArgentinaArgentinafertile plains of the pampas lead zinc tin copper iron ore manganese crude oil uranium 
162flag of ArubaArubanegligible; white sandy beaches 
163flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islandsfish 
164flag of Atlantic OceanAtlantic Oceanoil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
165flag of AustriaAustriairon ore crude oil timber magnesite aluminum lead coal lignite copper hydropower 
166flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet Islandnone 
167flag of BahrainBahrainoil associated and nonassociated natural gas fish 
168flag of Baker IslandBaker Islandguano 
169flag of BangladeshBangladeshnatural gas uranium arable land timber 
170flag of BarbadosBarbadoscrude oil fishing natural gas 
171flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da Indianone 
172flag of BelgiumBelgiumcoal natural gas 
173flag of BelizeBelizearable land: potential timber fish 
174flag of BeninBeninsmall offshore oil deposits limestone marble timber 
175flag of BermudaBermudalimestone pleasant climate fostering tourism 
176flag of BhutanBhutantimber hydropower gypsum calcium carbide 
177flag of BoliviaBoliviatin natural gas crude oil zinc tungsten antimony silver iron ore lead gold timber 
178flag of BotswanaBotswanadiamonds copper nickel salt soda ash potash coal iron ore silver natural gas 
179flag of DjiboutiDjiboutigeothermal areas 
180flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicnickel bauxite gold silver 
181flag of KuwaitKuwaitpetroleum fish shrimp natural gas 
182flag of Isle of ManIsle of Manlead iron ore 
183flag of Holy SeeHoly Seenone 
184flag of HondurasHondurastimber gold silver copper lead zinc iron ore antimony coal fish 
185flag of Hong KongHong Kongoutstanding deepwater harbor feldspar 
186flag of Howland IslandHowland Islandguano 
187flag of HungaryHungarybauxite coal natural gas fertile soils 
188flag of IcelandIcelandfish hydroelectric and geothermal power diatomite 
189flag of IndiaIndiacoal 
190flag of Indian OceanIndian Oceanoil and gas fields fish shrimp sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules 
191flag of IndonesiaIndonesiacrude oil tin natural gas nickel timber bauxite copper fertile soils coal gold silver 
192flag of IranIranpetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper iron ore lead manganese zinc sulfur 
193flag of IraqIraqcrude oil natural gas phosphates sulfur 
194flag of IrelandIrelandzinc lead natural gas crude oil barite copper gypsum limestone dolomite peat silver 
195flag of IsraelIsraelcopper phosphates bromide potash clay sand sulfur asphalt manganese small amounts of natural gas and crude oil 
196flag of GuyanaGuyanabauxite gold diamonds hardwood timber shrimp fish 
197flag of ItalyItalymercury potash marble sulfur dwindling natural gas and crude oil reserves fish coal 
198flag of JamaicaJamaicabauxite gypsum limestone 
199flag of Jan MayenJan Mayennone 
200flag of JapanJapannegligible mineral resources fish 
201flag of Jarvis IslandJarvis Islandguano 
202flag of JerseyJerseyagricultural land 
203flag of Johnston AtollJohnston Atollguano 
204flag of JordanJordanphosphates potash shale oil 
205flag of Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova Islandguano deposits and other fertilizers 
206flag of KenyaKenyagold limestone diotomite salt barytes magnesite feldspar sapphires fluorspar garnets wildlife 
207flag of Kingman ReefKingman Reefnone 
208flag of KiribatiKiribatiphosphate 
209flag of HaitiHaitibauxite 
210flag of GuineaGuineabauxite iron ore diamonds gold uranium hydropower fish 
211flag of EcuadorEcuadorpetroleum fish timber 
212flag of French PolynesiaFrench Polynesiatimber fish cobalt 
213flag of EgyptEgyptcrude oil natural gas iron ore phosphates manganese limestone gypsum talc asbestos lead zinc 
214flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorhydropower and geothermal power crude oil 
215flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineatimber crude oil small unexploited deposits of gold manganese uranium 
216flag of EthiopiaEthiopiasmall reserves of gold platinum copper potash 
217flag of Europa IslandEuropa Islandnegligible 
218flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland Islandsfish and wildlife 
219flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandsfish 
220flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesiaforests marine products deep-seabed minerals 
221flag of FijiFijitimber fish gold copper; offshore oil potential 
222flag of FinlandFinlandtimber copper zinc iron ore silver 
223flag of FranceFrancecoal iron ore bauxite fish timber zinc potash 
224flag of French GuianaFrench Guianabauxite timber gold 
225flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Landsfish crayfish 
226flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissauunexploited deposits of petroleum bauxite phosphates; fish timber 
227flag of GabonGaboncrude oil manganese uranium gold timber iron ore 
228flag of Gaza StripGaza Stripnegligible 
229flag of GhanaGhanagold timber industrial diamonds bauxite manganese fish rubber 
230flag of GibraltarGibraltarnegligible 
231flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islandsguano coconuts 
232flag of GreeceGreecebauxite lignite magnesite crude oil marble 
233flag of GreenlandGreenlandzinc lead iron ore coal molybdenum cryolite uranium fish 
234flag of GrenadaGrenadatimber tropical fruit deepwater harbors 
235flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupecultivable land beaches and climate that foster tourism 
236flag of GuamGuamfishing 
237flag of GuatemalaGuatemalacrude oil nickel rare woods fish chicle 
238flag of GuernseyGuernseycropland 
239flag of ZimbabweZimbabwecoal chromium ore asbestos gold nickel copper iron ore vanadium lithium tin 

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