Country ranking for field: natural resources 1994

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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 Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atollnone 
3flag of New CaledoniaNew Caledonianickel chrome iron cobalt manganese silver gold lead copper 
4flag of New ZealandNew Zealandnatural gas iron ore sand coal timber hydropower gold limestone 
5flag of NicaraguaNicaraguagold silver copper tungsten lead zinc timber fish 
6flag of NigerNigeruranium coal iron ore tin phosphates 
7flag of NigeriaNigeriapetroleum tin columbite iron ore coal limestone lead zinc natural gas 
8flag of NiueNiuefish arable land 
9flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk Islandfish 
10flag of North KoreaNorth Koreacoal lead tungsten zinc graphite magnesite iron ore copper gold pyrites salt fluorspar hydropower 
11flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islandsarable land fish 
12flag of NorwayNorwaypetroleum copper natural gas pyrites nickel iron ore zinc lead fish timber hydropower 
13flag of OmanOmanpetroleum copper asbestos some marble limestone chromium gypsum natural gas 
14flag of Pacific OceanPacific Oceanoil and gas fields polymetallic nodules sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits fish 
15flag of PakistanPakistanland extensive natural gas reserves limited petroleum poor quality coal iron ore copper salt limestone 
16flag of PanamaPanamacopper mahogany forests shrimp 
17flag of NepalNepalquartz water timber hydroelectric potential scenic beauty small deposits of lignite copper cobalt iron ore 
18flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineagold copper silver natural gas timber oil potential 
19flag of Paracel IslandsParacel Islandsnone 
20flag of ParaguayParaguayhydropower timber iron ore manganese limestone 
21flag of PeruPerucopper silver gold petroleum timber fish iron ore coal phosphate potash 
22flag of PhilippinesPhilippinestimber petroleum nickel cobalt silver gold salt copper 
23flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islandsmiro trees 
24flag of PolandPolandcoal sulfur copper natural gas silver lead salt 
25flag of PortugalPortugalfish forests 
26flag of Puerto RicoPuerto Ricosome copper and nickel potential for onshore and offshore crude oil 
27flag of QatarQatarpetroleum natural gas fish 
28flag of RomaniaRomaniapetroleum 
29flag of RussiaRussiawide natural resource base including major deposits of oil natural gas coal and many strategic minerals timber 
30flag of RwandaRwandagold cassiterite 
31flag of RéunionRéunionfish arable land 
32flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesphosphates 
33flag of Navassa IslandNavassa Islandguano 
34flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisnegligible 
35flag of MaltaMaltalimestone salt 
36flag of LesothoLesothowater agricultural and grazing land some diamonds and other minerals 
37flag of LiberiaLiberiairon ore timber diamonds gold 
38flag of LibyaLibyapetroleum natural gas gypsum 
39flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhydroelectric potential 
40flag of LithuaniaLithuaniapeat 
41flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgiron ore 
42flag of MacauMacaunegligible 
43flag of MacedoniaMacedoniachromium lead zinc manganese tungsten nickel low-grade iron ore asbestos sulphur timber 
44flag of MadagascarMadagascargraphite chromite coal bauxite salt quartz tar sands semiprecious stones mica fish 
45flag of MalawiMalawilimestone unexploited deposits of uranium coal and bauxite 
46flag of MalaysiaMalaysiatin petroleum timber copper iron ore natural gas bauxite 
47flag of MaldivesMaldivesfish 
48flag of MaliMaligold phosphates kaolin salt limestone uranium bauxite iron ore manganese tin and copper deposits are known but not exploited 
49flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandsphosphate deposits marine products deep seabed minerals 
50flag of NauruNauruphosphates 
51flag of MartiniqueMartiniquecoastal scenery and beaches cultivable land 
52flag of MauritaniaMauritaniairon ore gypsum fish copper phosphate 
53flag of MauritiusMauritiusarable land fish 
54flag of MayotteMayottenegligible 
55flag of MexicoMexicopetroleum silver copper gold lead zinc natural gas timber 
56flag of Midway IslandsMidway Islandsfish wildlife 
57flag of MoldovaMoldovalignite phosphorites gypsum 
58flag of MonacoMonaconone 
59flag of MongoliaMongoliaoil coal copper molybdenum tungsten phosphates tin nickel zinc wolfram fluorspar gold 
60flag of MontserratMontserratnegligible 
61flag of MoroccoMoroccophosphates iron ore manganese lead zinc fish salt 
62flag of MozambiqueMozambiquecoal titanium 
63flag of MyanmarMyanmarpetroleum timber tin antimony zinc copper tungsten lead coal some marble limestone precious stones natural gas 
64flag of NamibiaNamibiadiamonds copper uranium gold lead tin lithium cadmium zinc salt vanadium natural gas fish; suspected deposits of oil natural gas coal iron ore 
65flag of Saint HelenaSaint Helenafish; Ascension is a breeding ground for sea turtles and sooty terns no minerals 
66flag of Saint LuciaSaint Luciaforests sandy beaches minerals 
67flag of LatviaLatviaminimal; amber peat limestone dolomite 
68flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratespetroleum natural gas 
69flag of TogoTogophosphates limestone marble 
70flag of TokelauTokelaunegligible 
71flag of TongaTongafish fertile soil 
72flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagopetroleum natural gas asphalt 
73flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin Islandfish 
74flag of TunisiaTunisiapetroleum phosphates iron ore lead zinc salt 
75flag of TurkeyTurkeyantimony coal chromium mercury copper borate sulphur iron ore 
76flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanpetroleum natural gas coal sulphur salt 
77flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islandsspiny lobster conch 
78flag of TuvaluTuvalufish 
79flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islandssun sand sea surf 
80flag of UgandaUgandacopper cobalt limestone salt 
81flag of UkraineUkraineiron ore coal manganese natural gas oil salt sulphur graphite titanium magnesium kaolin nickel mercury timber 
82flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomcoal petroleum natural gas tin limestone iron ore salt clay chalk gypsum lead silica 
83flag of The GambiaThe Gambiafish 
84flag of United StatesUnited Statescoal copper lead molybdenum phosphates uranium bauxite gold iron mercury nickel potash silver tungsten zinc petroleum natural gas timber 
85flag of UruguayUruguaysoil hydropower potential minor minerals 
86flag of UzbekistanUzbekistannatural gas petroleum coal gold uranium silver copper lead and zinc tungsten molybdenum 
87flag of VanuatuVanuatumanganese hardwood forests fish 
88flag of VenezuelaVenezuelapetroleum natural gas iron ore gold bauxite other minerals hydropower diamonds 
89flag of VietnamVietnamphosphates coal manganese bauxite chromate offshore oil deposits forests 
90flag of Wake IslandWake Islandnone 
91flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futunanegligible 
92flag of West BankWest Banknegligible 
93flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharaphosphates iron ore 
94flag of Western SamoaWestern Samoahardwood forests fish 
95flag of YemenYemenpetroleum fish rock salt marble small deposits of coal gold lead nickel and copper fertile soil in west 
96flag of ZaireZairecobalt copper cadmium petroleum industrial and gem diamonds gold silver zinc manganese tin germanium uranium radium bauxite iron ore coal hydropower potential 
97flag of ZambiaZambiacopper cobalt zinc lead coal emeralds gold silver uranium hydropower potential 
98flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsnatural gas petroleum fertile soil 
99flag of The BahamasThe Bahamassalt aragonite timber 
100flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadinesnegligible 
101flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsfish 
102flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelonfish deepwater ports 
103flag of San MarinoSan Marinobuilding stone 
104flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiapetroleum natural gas iron ore gold copper 
105flag of SenegalSenegalfish phosphates iron ore 
106flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegrooil gas coal antimony copper lead zinc nickel gold pyrite chrome 
107flag of SeychellesSeychellesfish copra cinnamon trees 
108flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonediamonds titanium ore bauxite iron ore gold chromite 
109flag of SingaporeSingaporefish deepwater ports 
110flag of SlovakiaSlovakiabrown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore copper and manganese ore; salt 
111flag of SloveniaSlovenialignite coal lead zinc mercury uranium silver 
112flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islandsfish forests gold bauxite phosphates lead zinc nickel 
113flag of SomaliaSomaliauranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore tin gypsum bauxite copper salt 
114flag of South AfricaSouth Africagold chromium antimony coal iron ore manganese nickel phosphates tin uranium gem diamonds platinum copper vanadium salt natural gas 
115flag of South KoreaSouth Koreacoal tungsten graphite molybdenum lead hydropower 
116flag of ThailandThailandtin rubber natural gas tungsten tantalum timber lead fish gypsum lignite fluorite 
117flag of SpainSpaincoal lignite iron ore uranium mercury pyrites fluorspar gypsum zinc lead tungsten copper kaolin potash hydropower 
118flag of Spratly IslandsSpratly Islandsfish guano undetermined oil and natural gas potential 
119flag of Sri LankaSri Lankalimestone graphite mineral sands gems phosphates clay 
120flag of SudanSudansmall reserves of petroleum iron ore copper chromium ore zinc tungsten mica silver 
121flag of SurinameSurinametimber hydropower potential fish shrimp bauxite iron ore and small amounts of nickel copper platinum gold 
122flag of SvalbardSvalbardcoal copper iron ore phosphate zinc wildlife fish 
123flag of SwazilandSwazilandasbestos coal clay cassiterite hydropower forests small gold and diamond deposits quarry stone and talc 
124flag of SwedenSwedenzinc iron ore lead copper silver timber uranium hydropower potential 
125flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandhydropower potential timber salt 
126flag of SyriaSyriapetroleum phosphates chrome and manganese ores asphalt iron ore rock salt marble gypsum 
127flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipefish 
128flag of TaiwanTaiwansmall deposits of coal natural gas limestone marble and asbestos 
129flag of TajikistanTajikistansignificant hydropower potential some petroleum uranium mercury brown coal lead zinc antimony tungsten 
130flag of TanzaniaTanzaniahydropower potential tin phosphates iron ore coal diamonds gemstones gold natural gas nickel 
131flag of LebanonLebanonlimestone iron ore salt water-surplus state in a water-deficit region 
132flag of LaosLaostimber hydropower gypsum tin gold gemstones 
133flag of AlbaniaAlbaniapetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper timber nickel 
134flag of ChinaChinacoal iron ore petroleum mercury tin tungsten antimony manganese molybdenum vanadium magnetite aluminum lead zinc uranium hydropower potential 
135flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islandsnegligible 
136flag of BruneiBruneipetroleum natural gas timber 
137flag of BulgariaBulgariabauxite copper lead zinc coal timber arable land 
138flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasomanganese limestone marble; small deposits of gold antimony copper nickel bauxite lead phosphates zinc silver 
139flag of BurundiBurundinickel uranium rare earth oxide peat cobalt copper platinum 
140flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verdesalt basalt rock pozzolana limestone kaolin fish 
141flag of CambodiaCambodiatimber gemstones some iron ore manganese phosphates hydropower potential 
142flag of CameroonCameroonpetroleum bauxite iron ore timber hydropower potential 
143flag of CanadaCanadanickel zinc copper gold lead molybdenum potash silver fish timber wildlife coal petroleum natural gas 
144flag of Cayman IslandsCayman Islandsfish climate and beaches that foster tourism 
145flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicdiamonds uranium timber gold oil 
146flag of ChadChadpetroleum 
147flag of ChileChilecopper timber iron ore nitrates precious metals molybdenum 
148flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandphosphate 
149flag of BrazilBraziliron ore manganese bauxite nickel uranium phosphates tin hydropower gold platinum petroleum timber 
150flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton Islandnone 
151flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsfish 
152flag of ColombiaColombiapetroleum natural gas coal iron ore nickel gold copper emeralds 
153flag of ComorosComorosnegligible 
154flag of CongoCongopetroleum timber potash lead zinc uranium copper phosphates natural gas 
155flag of Cook IslandsCook Islandsnegligible 
156flag of Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Islandsnegligible 
157flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricahydropower potential 
158flag of CroatiaCroatiaoil some coal bauxite low-grade iron ore calcium natural asphalt silica mica clays salt 
159flag of CubaCubacobalt nickel iron ore copper manganese salt timber silica petroleum 
160flag of CyprusCypruscopper pyrites asbestos gypsum timber salt marble clay earth pigment 
161flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republichard coal soft coal kaolin clay graphite 
162flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirepetroleum diamonds manganese iron ore cobalt bauxite copper 
163flag of DenmarkDenmarkpetroleum natural gas fish salt limestone 
164flag of British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territorycoconuts fish 
165flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet Islandnone 
166flag of DominicaDominicatimber 
167flag of AustraliaAustraliabauxite coal iron ore copper tin silver uranium nickel tungsten mineral sands lead zinc diamonds natural gas petroleum 
168flag of AlgeriaAlgeriapetroleum natural gas iron ore phosphates uranium lead zinc 
169flag of American SamoaAmerican Samoapumice pumicite 
170flag of AndorraAndorrahydropower mineral water timber iron ore lead 
171flag of AngolaAngolapetroleum diamonds iron ore phosphates copper feldspar gold bauxite uranium 
172flag of AnguillaAnguillanegligible; salt fish lobster 
173flag of AntarcticaAntarcticanone presently exploited; iron ore chromium copper gold nickel platinum and other minerals and coal and hydrocarbons have been found in small uncommercial quantities 
174flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbudanegligible; pleasant climate fosters tourism 
175flag of Arctic OceanArctic Oceansand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules oil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
176flag of ArgentinaArgentinafertile plains of the pampas lead zinc tin copper iron ore manganese petroleum uranium 
177flag of ArmeniaArmeniasmall deposits of gold copper molybdenum zinc alumina 
178flag of ArubaArubanegligible; white sandy beaches 
179flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islandsfish 
180flag of Atlantic OceanAtlantic Oceanoil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
181flag of AustriaAustriairon ore petroleum timber magnesite aluminum lead coal lignite copper hydropower 
182flag of BotswanaBotswanadiamonds copper nickel salt soda ash potash coal iron ore silver 
183flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanpetroleum natural gas iron ore nonferrous metals alumina 
184flag of BahrainBahrainoil associated and nonassociated natural gas fish 
185flag of Baker IslandBaker Islandguano 
186flag of BangladeshBangladeshnatural gas arable land timber 
187flag of BarbadosBarbadospetroleum fishing natural gas 
188flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da Indianone 
189flag of BelarusBelarusforest land peat deposits 
190flag of BelgiumBelgiumcoal natural gas 
191flag of BelizeBelizearable land: potential timber fish 
192flag of BeninBeninsmall offshore oil deposits limestone marble timber 
193flag of BermudaBermudalimestone pleasant climate fostering tourism 
194flag of BhutanBhutantimber hydropower gypsum calcium carbide 
195flag of BoliviaBoliviatin natural gas petroleum zinc tungsten antimony silver iron ore lead gold timber 
196flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovinacoal iron bauxite manganese timber wood products copper chromium lead zinc 
197flag of DjiboutiDjiboutigeothermal areas 
198flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicnickel bauxite gold silver 
199flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstansmall amounts of coal abundant hydroelectric potential; significant deposits of gold and rare earth metals; locally exploitable coal oil and natural gas; other deposits of nepheline mercury bismuth lead and zinc natural gas oil nepheline rare earth metals mercury bismuth gold lead zinc hydroelectric power 
200flag of Isle of ManIsle of Manlead iron ore 
201flag of Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald Islandsnone 
202flag of Holy SeeHoly Seenone 
203flag of HondurasHondurastimber gold silver copper lead zinc iron ore antimony coal fish 
204flag of Hong KongHong Kongoutstanding deepwater harbor feldspar 
205flag of Howland IslandHowland Islandguano 
206flag of HungaryHungarybauxite coal natural gas fertile soils 
207flag of IcelandIcelandfish hydropower geothermal power diatomite 
208flag of IndiaIndiacoal 
209flag of Indian OceanIndian Oceanoil and gas fields fish shrimp sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules 
210flag of IndonesiaIndonesiapetroleum tin natural gas nickel timber bauxite copper fertile soils coal gold silver 
211flag of IranIranpetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper iron ore lead manganese zinc sulfur 
212flag of IraqIraqpetroleum natural gas phosphates sulfur 
213flag of IrelandIrelandzinc lead natural gas petroleum barite copper gypsum limestone dolomite peat silver 
214flag of IsraelIsraelcopper phosphates bromide potash clay sand sulfur asphalt manganese small amounts of natural gas and crude oil 
215flag of GuyanaGuyanabauxite gold diamonds hardwood timber shrimp fish 
216flag of ItalyItalymercury potash marble sulfur dwindling natural gas and crude oil reserves fish coal 
217flag of JamaicaJamaicabauxite gypsum limestone 
218flag of Jan MayenJan Mayennone 
219flag of JapanJapannegligible mineral resources fish 
220flag of Jarvis IslandJarvis Islandguano 
221flag of JerseyJerseyagricultural land 
222flag of Johnston AtollJohnston Atollguano 
223flag of JordanJordanphosphates potash shale oil 
224flag of Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova Islandguano deposits and other fertilizers 
225flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanmajor deposits of petroleum coal iron ore manganese chrome ore nickel cobalt copper molybdenum lead zinc bauxite gold uranium 
226flag of KenyaKenyagold limestone soda ash salt barytes rubies fluorspar garnets wildlife 
227flag of Kingman ReefKingman Reefnone 
228flag of KiribatiKiribatiphosphate 
229flag of KuwaitKuwaitpetroleum fish shrimp natural gas 
230flag of HaitiHaitibauxite 
231flag of GuineaGuineabauxite iron ore diamonds gold uranium hydropower fish 
232flag of EcuadorEcuadorpetroleum fish timber 
233flag of French PolynesiaFrench Polynesiatimber fish cobalt 
234flag of EgyptEgyptpetroleum natural gas iron ore phosphates manganese limestone gypsum talc asbestos lead zinc 
235flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorhydropower geothermal power petroleum 
236flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineatimber petroleum small unexploited deposits of gold manganese uranium 
237flag of EritreaEritreagold potash zinc copper salt probably oil fish 
238flag of EstoniaEstoniashale oil peat phosphorite amber 
239flag of EthiopiaEthiopiasmall reserves of gold platinum copper potash 
240flag of Europa IslandEuropa Islandnegligible 
241flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland Islandsfish wildlife 
242flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandsfish 
243flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesiaforests marine products deep-seabed minerals 
244flag of FijiFijitimber fish gold copper offshore oil potential 
245flag of FinlandFinlandtimber copper zinc iron ore silver 
246flag of FranceFrancecoal iron ore bauxite fish timber zinc potash 
247flag of French GuianaFrench Guianabauxite timber gold 
248flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Landsfish crayfish 
249flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissauunexploited deposits of petroleum bauxite phosphates fish timber 
250flag of GabonGabonpetroleum manganese uranium gold timber iron ore 
251flag of Gaza StripGaza Stripnegligible 
252flag 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 
253flag of GermanyGermanyiron ore coal potash timber lignite uranium copper natural gas salt nickel 
254flag of GhanaGhanagold timber industrial diamonds bauxite manganese fish rubber 
255flag of GibraltarGibraltarnegligible 
256flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islandsguano coconuts 
257flag of GreeceGreecebauxite lignite magnesite petroleum marble 
258flag of GreenlandGreenlandzinc lead iron ore coal molybdenum cryolite uranium fish 
259flag of GrenadaGrenadatimber tropical fruit deepwater harbors 
260flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupecultivable land beaches and climate that foster tourism 
261flag of GuamGuamfishing 
262flag of GuatemalaGuatemalapetroleum nickel rare woods fish chicle 
263flag of GuernseyGuernseycropland 
264flag of ZimbabweZimbabwecoal chromium ore asbestos gold nickel copper iron ore vanadium lithium tin platinum group metals 

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