Country ranking for field: natural resources 1992

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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 rapid using up of nonrenewable mineral resources the depletion of forest areas and wetlands the extinction of animal and plant species and the deterioration in air and water quality
1flag of AfghanistanAfghanistan0 
2flag of PanamaPanamacopper mahogany forests shrimp 
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 Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atollnone 
16flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineagold copper silver natural gas timber oil potential 
17flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesphosphates 
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 RussiaRussiawide natural resource base including major deposits of oil natural gas coal and many strategic minerals; timber; note - formidable obstacles of climate terrain and distance hinder exploitation of natural resources 
29flag of RwandaRwandagold cassiterite 
30flag of RéunionRéunionfish arable land 
31flag of New CaledoniaNew Caledonianickel chrome iron cobalt manganese silver gold lead copper 
32flag of NepalNepalquartz water timber hydroelectric potential scenic beauty; small deposits of lignite copper cobalt iron ore 
33flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisnegligible 
34flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandsphosphate deposits marine products deep seabed minerals 
35flag of LiberiaLiberiairon ore timber diamonds gold 
36flag of LibyaLibyacrude oil natural gas gypsum 
37flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhydroelectric potential 
38flag of LithuaniaLithuaniapeat 
39flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgiron ore 
40flag of MacauMacaunegligible 
41flag of MacedoniaMacedoniachromium lead zinc manganese tungsten nickel low-grade iron ore asbestos sulphur timber 
42flag of MadagascarMadagascargraphite chromite coal bauxite salt quartz tar sands semiprecious stones mica fish 
43flag of MalawiMalawilimestone; unexploited deposits of uranium coal and bauxite 
44flag of MalaysiaMalaysiatin crude oil timber copper iron ore natural gas bauxite 
45flag of MaldivesMaldivesfish 
46flag of MaliMaligold phosphates kaolin salt limestone uranium; bauxite iron ore manganese tin and copper deposits are known but not exploited 
47flag of MaltaMaltalimestone salt 
48flag of MartiniqueMartiniquecoastal scenery and beaches cultivable land 
49flag of Navassa IslandNavassa Islandguano 
50flag of MauritaniaMauritaniairon ore gypsum fish copper phosphate 
51flag of MauritiusMauritiusarable land fish 
52flag of MayotteMayottenegligible 
53flag of MexicoMexicocrude oil silver copper gold lead zinc natural gas timber 
54flag of Midway IslandsMidway Islandsfish and wildlife 
55flag of MoldovaMoldovalignite phosphorites gypsum 
56flag of MonacoMonaconone 
57flag of MongoliaMongoliaoil coal copper molybdenum tungsten phosphates tin nickel zinc wolfram fluorspar gold 
58flag of MontserratMontserratnegligible 
59flag of MoroccoMoroccophosphates iron ore manganese lead zinc fish salt 
60flag of MozambiqueMozambiquecoal titanium 
61flag of MyanmarMyanmarcrude oil timber tin antimony zinc copper tungsten lead coal some marble limestone precious stones natural gas 
62flag of NamibiaNamibiadiamonds copper uranium gold lead tin lithium cadmium zinc salt vanadium natural gas fish; suspected deposits of oil natural gas coal and iron ore 
63flag of NauruNauruphosphates 
64flag of Saint HelenaSaint Helenafish; Ascension is a breeding ground for sea turtles and sooty terns; no minerals 
65flag of Saint LuciaSaint Luciaforests sandy beaches minerals 
66flag of LebanonLebanonlimestone iron ore salt; water-surplus state in a water-deficit region 
67flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomcoal crude oil natural gas tin limestone iron ore salt clay chalk gypsum lead silica 
68flag of TokelauTokelaunegligible 
69flag of TongaTongafish fertile soil 
70flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagocrude oil natural gas asphalt 
71flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin Islandfish 
72flag of TunisiaTunisiacrude oil phosphates iron ore lead zinc salt 
73flag of TurkeyTurkeyantimony coal chromium mercury copper borate sulphur iron ore 
74flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanpetroleum natural gas coal sulphur salt magnesium 
75flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islandsspiny lobster conch 
76flag of TuvaluTuvalufish 
77flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islandssun sand sea surf 
78flag of UgandaUgandacopper cobalt limestone salt 
79flag of UkraineUkraineiron ore coal manganese natural gas oil salt sulphur graphite titanium magnesium kaolin nickel mercury timber 
80flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratescrude oil and natural gas 
81flag of United StatesUnited Statescoal copper lead molybdenum phosphates uranium bauxite gold iron mercury nickel potash silver tungsten zinc crude oil natural gas timber 
82flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsnatural gas crude oil fertile soil 
83flag of UruguayUruguaysoil hydropower potential minor minerals 
84flag of UzbekistanUzbekistannatural gas petroleum coal gold uranium silver copper lead and zinc tungsten molybdenum 
85flag of VanuatuVanuatumanganese hardwood forests fish 
86flag of VenezuelaVenezuelacrude oil natural gas iron ore gold bauxite other minerals hydropower diamonds 
87flag of VietnamVietnamphosphates coal manganese bauxite chromate offshore oil deposits forests 
88flag of Wake IslandWake Islandnone 
89flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futunanegligible 
90flag of West BankWest Banknegligible 
91flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharaphosphates iron ore 
92flag of Western SamoaWestern Samoahardwood forests fish 
93flag of YemenYemencrude oil fish rock salt marble; small deposits of coal gold lead nickel and copper; fertile soil in west 
94flag of ZaireZairecobalt copper cadmium crude oil industrial and gem diamonds gold silver zinc manganese tin germanium uranium radium bauxite iron ore coal hydropower potential 
95flag of ZambiaZambiacopper cobalt zinc lead coal emeralds gold silver uranium hydropower potential 
96flag of TogoTogophosphates limestone marble 
97flag of The GambiaThe Gambiafish 
98flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadinesnegligible 
99flag of South KoreaSouth Koreacoal tungsten graphite molybdenum lead hydropower 
100flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelonfish deepwater ports 
101flag of San MarinoSan Marinobuilding stones 
102flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiacrude oil natural gas iron ore gold copper 
103flag of SenegalSenegalfish phosphates iron ore 
104flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegrooil gas coal antimony copper lead zinc nickel gold pyrite chrome 
105flag of SeychellesSeychellesfish copra cinnamon trees 
106flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonediamonds titanium ore bauxite iron ore gold chromite 
107flag of SingaporeSingaporefish deepwater ports 
108flag of SloveniaSlovenialignite coal lead zinc mercury uranium silver 
109flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islandsfish forests gold bauxite phosphates 
110flag of SomaliaSomaliauranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore tin gypsum bauxite copper salt 
111flag of South AfricaSouth Africagold chromium antimony coal iron ore manganese nickel phosphates tin uranium gem diamonds platinum copper vanadium salt natural gas 
112flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsfish 
113flag of SpainSpaincoal lignite iron ore uranium mercury pyrites fluorspar gypsum zinc lead tungsten copper kaolin potash hydropower 
114flag of The BahamasThe Bahamassalt aragonite timber 
115flag of Spratly IslandsSpratly Islandsfish guano; undetermined oil and natural gas potential 
116flag of Sri LankaSri Lankalimestone graphite mineral sands gems phosphates clay 
117flag of SudanSudansmall reserves of crude oil iron ore copper chromium ore zinc tungsten mica silver crude oil 
118flag of SurinameSurinametimber hydropower potential fish shrimp bauxite iron ore and small amounts of nickel copper platinum gold 
119flag of SvalbardSvalbardcoal copper iron ore phosphate zinc wildlife fish 
120flag of SwazilandSwazilandasbestos coal clay cassiterite hydropower forests small gold and diamond deposits quarry stone and talc 
121flag of SwedenSwedenzinc iron ore lead copper silver timber uranium hydropower potential 
122flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandhydropower potential timber salt 
123flag of SyriaSyriacrude oil phosphates chrome and manganese ores asphalt iron ore rock salt marble gypsum 
124flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipefish 
125flag of TaiwanTaiwansmall deposits of coal natural gas limestone marble and asbestos 
126flag of TajikistanTajikistansignificant hydropower potential petroleum uranium mercury small production of petroleum brown coal lead zinc antimony tungsten 
127flag of TanzaniaTanzaniahydropower potential tin phosphates iron ore coal diamonds gemstones gold natural gas nickel 
128flag of ThailandThailandtin rubber natural gas tungsten tantalum timber lead fish gypsum lignite fluorite 
129flag of LesothoLesothosome diamonds and other minerals water agricultural and grazing land 
130flag of LatviaLatviaminimal; amber peat limestone dolomite 
131flag of AlbaniaAlbaniacrude oil natural gas coal chromium copper timber nickel 
132flag of ChinaChinacoal iron ore crude oil mercury tin tungsten antimony manganese molybdenum vanadium magnetite aluminum lead zinc uranium world's largest hydropower potential 
133flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islandsnegligible 
134flag of BruneiBruneicrude oil natural gas timber 
135flag of BulgariaBulgariabauxite copper lead zinc coal timber arable land 
136flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasomanganese limestone marble; small deposits of gold antimony copper nickel bauxite lead phosphates zinc silver 
137flag of BurundiBurundinickel uranium rare earth oxide peat cobalt copper platinum 
138flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verdesalt basalt rock pozzolana limestone kaolin fish 
139flag of CambodiaCambodiatimber gemstones some iron ore manganese phosphates hydropower potential 
140flag of CameroonCamerooncrude oil bauxite iron ore timber hydropower potential 
141flag of CanadaCanadanickel zinc copper gold lead molybdenum potash silver fish timber wildlife coal crude oil natural gas 
142flag of Cayman IslandsCayman Islandsfish climate and beaches that foster tourism 
143flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicdiamonds uranium timber gold oil 
144flag of ChadChadcrude oil 
145flag of ChileChilecopper timber iron ore nitrates precious metals molybdenum 
146flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandphosphate 
147flag of BrazilBraziliron ore manganese bauxite nickel uranium phosphates tin hydropower gold platinum crude oil timber 
148flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton Islandnone 
149flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsfish 
150flag of ColombiaColombiacrude oil natural gas coal iron ore nickel gold copper emeralds 
151flag of ComorosComorosnegligible 
152flag of CongoCongopetroleum timber potash lead zinc uranium copper phosphates natural gas 
153flag of Cook IslandsCook Islandsnegligible 
154flag of Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Islandsnegligible 
155flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricahydropower potential 
156flag of CroatiaCroatiaoil some coal bauxite low-grade iron ore calcium natural asphalt silica mica clays salt fruit livestock 
157flag of CubaCubacobalt nickel iron ore copper manganese salt timber silica 
158flag of CyprusCypruscopper pyrites asbestos gypsum timber salt marble clay earth pigment 
159flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirecrude oil diamonds manganese iron ore cobalt bauxite copper 
160flag of DenmarkDenmarkcrude oil natural gas fish salt limestone 
161flag of British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territorycoconuts fish 
162flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet Islandnone 
163flag of DominicaDominicatimber 
164flag of AustraliaAustraliabauxite coal iron ore copper tin silver uranium nickel tungsten mineral sands lead zinc diamonds natural gas crude oil 
165flag of AlgeriaAlgeriacrude oil natural gas iron ore phosphates uranium lead zinc 
166flag of American SamoaAmerican Samoapumice and pumicite 
167flag of AndorraAndorrahydropower mineral water timber iron ore lead 
168flag of AngolaAngolapetroleum diamonds iron ore phosphates copper feldspar gold bauxite uranium 
169flag of AnguillaAnguillanegligible; salt fish lobster 
170flag of AntarcticaAntarcticanone presently exploited; iron chromium copper gold nickel platinum and other minerals and coal and hydrocarbons have been found in small uncommercial quantities 
171flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbudanegligible; pleasant climate fosters tourism 
172flag of Arctic OceanArctic Oceansand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules oil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
173flag of ArgentinaArgentinafertile plains of the pampas lead zinc tin copper iron ore manganese crude oil uranium 
174flag of ArmeniaArmeniasmall deposits of gold copper molybdenum zinc alumina 
175flag of ArubaArubanegligible; white sandy beaches 
176flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islandsfish 
177flag of Atlantic OceanAtlantic Oceanoil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
178flag of AustriaAustriairon ore crude oil timber magnesite aluminum lead coal lignite copper hydropower 
179flag of BotswanaBotswanadiamonds copper nickel salt soda ash potash coal iron ore silver natural gas 
180flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanpetroleum natural gas iron ore nonferrous metals alumina 
181flag of BahrainBahrainoil associated and nonassociated natural gas fish 
182flag of Baker IslandBaker Islandguano 
183flag of BangladeshBangladeshnatural gas uranium arable land timber 
184flag of BarbadosBarbadoscrude oil fishing natural gas 
185flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da Indianone 
186flag of BelarusBelarusforest land and peat deposits 
187flag of BelgiumBelgiumcoal natural gas 
188flag of BelizeBelizearable land: potential timber fish 
189flag of BeninBeninsmall offshore oil deposits limestone marble timber 
190flag of BermudaBermudalimestone pleasant climate fostering tourism 
191flag of BhutanBhutantimber hydropower gypsum calcium carbide tourism potential 
192flag of BoliviaBoliviatin natural gas crude oil zinc tungsten antimony silver iron ore lead gold timber 
193flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovinacoal iron bauxite manganese timber wood products copper chromium lead zinc 
194flag of DjiboutiDjiboutigeothermal areas 
195flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicnickel bauxite gold silver 
196flag of LaosLaostimber hydropower gypsum tin gold gemstones 
197flag of IsraelIsraelcopper phosphates bromide potash clay sand sulfur asphalt manganese small amounts of natural gas and crude oil 
198flag of Holy SeeHoly Seenone 
199flag of HondurasHondurastimber gold silver copper lead zinc iron ore antimony coal fish 
200flag of Hong KongHong Kongoutstanding deepwater harbor feldspar 
201flag of Howland IslandHowland Islandguano 
202flag of HungaryHungarybauxite coal natural gas fertile soils 
203flag of IcelandIcelandfish hydroelectric and geothermal power diatomite 
204flag of IndiaIndiacoal 
205flag of Indian OceanIndian Oceanoil and gas fields fish shrimp sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules 
206flag of IndonesiaIndonesiacrude oil tin natural gas liquids nickel timber bauxite copper fertile soils coal gold silver 
207flag of IranIranpetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper iron ore lead manganese zinc sulfur 
208flag of IraqIraqcrude oil natural gas phosphates sulfur 
209flag of IrelandIrelandzinc lead natural gas crude oil barite copper gypsum limestone dolomite peat silver 
210flag of Isle of ManIsle of Manlead iron ore 
211flag of ItalyItalymercury potash marble sulfur dwindling natural gas and crude oil reserves fish coal 
212flag of GuyanaGuyanabauxite gold diamonds hardwood timber shrimp fish 
213flag of JamaicaJamaicabauxite gypsum limestone 
214flag of Jan MayenJan Mayennone 
215flag of JapanJapannegligible mineral resources fish 
216flag of Jarvis IslandJarvis Islandguano 
217flag of JerseyJerseyagricultural land 
218flag of Johnston AtollJohnston Atollguano 
219flag of JordanJordanphosphates potash shale oil 
220flag of Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova Islandguano deposits and other fertilizers 
221flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanpetroleum coal iron manganese chrome nickel cobalt copper molybdenum lead zinc bauxite gold uranium iron 
222flag of KenyaKenyagold limestone soda ash salt barytes rubies fluorspar garnets wildlife 
223flag of Kingman ReefKingman Reefnone 
224flag of KiribatiKiribatiphosphate 
225flag of KuwaitKuwaitpetroleum fish shrimp natural gas 
226flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstansmall amounts of coal natural gas oil; also nepheline rare earth metals mercury bismuth gold uranium lead zinc hydroelectric power 
227flag of HaitiHaitibauxite 
228flag of GuineaGuineabauxite iron ore diamonds gold uranium hydropower fish 
229flag of EcuadorEcuadorpetroleum fish timber 
230flag of French PolynesiaFrench Polynesiatimber fish cobalt 
231flag of EgyptEgyptcrude oil natural gas iron ore phosphates manganese limestone gypsum talc asbestos lead zinc 
232flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorhydropower geothermal power crude oil 
233flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineatimber crude oil small unexploited deposits of gold manganese uranium 
234flag of EstoniaEstoniashale oil peat phosphorite amber 
235flag of EthiopiaEthiopiasmall reserves of gold platinum copper potash 
236flag of Europa IslandEuropa Islandnegligible 
237flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland Islandsfish and wildlife 
238flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandsfish 
239flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesiaforests marine products deep-seabed minerals 
240flag of FijiFijitimber fish gold copper; offshore oil potential 
241flag of FinlandFinlandtimber copper zinc iron ore silver 
242flag of FranceFrancecoal iron ore bauxite fish timber zinc potash 
243flag of French GuianaFrench Guianabauxite timber gold 
244flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Landsfish crayfish 
245flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissauunexploited deposits of petroleum bauxite phosphates; fish timber 
246flag of GabonGaboncrude oil manganese uranium gold timber iron ore 
247flag of Gaza StripGaza Stripnegligible 
248flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaforest lands hydropower manganese deposits iron ores copper minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth 
249flag of GermanyGermanyiron ore coal potash timber lignite uranium copper natural gas salt nickel 
250flag of GhanaGhanagold timber industrial diamonds bauxite manganese fish rubber 
251flag of GibraltarGibraltarnegligible 
252flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islandsguano coconuts 
253flag of GreeceGreecebauxite lignite magnesite crude oil marble 
254flag of GreenlandGreenlandzinc lead iron ore coal molybdenum cryolite uranium fish 
255flag of GrenadaGrenadatimber tropical fruit deepwater harbors 
256flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupecultivable land beaches and climate that foster tourism 
257flag of GuamGuamfishing 
258flag of GuatemalaGuatemalacrude oil nickel rare woods fish chicle 
259flag of GuernseyGuernseycropland 
260flag of ZimbabweZimbabwecoal chromium ore asbestos gold nickel copper iron ore vanadium lithium tin platinum group metals 

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