Country ranking for field: natural resources 2000

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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 PalauPalauforests minerals 
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 gold petroleum 
7flag of NigeriaNigeriapetroleum tin columbite iron ore coal limestone lead zinc natural gas hydropower arable land 
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 Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atollnone 
17flag of NepalNepalquartz water timber hydropower scenic beauty small deposits of lignite copper cobalt iron ore 
18flag of PanamaPanamacopper mahogany forests shrimp hydropower 
19flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineagold copper silver natural gas timber oil fisheries 
20flag of Paracel IslandsParacel Islandsnone 
21flag of ParaguayParaguayhydropower timber iron ore manganese limestone 
22flag of PeruPerucopper silver gold petroleum timber fish iron ore coal phosphate potash hydropower 
23flag of PhilippinesPhilippinestimber petroleum nickel cobalt silver gold salt copper 
24flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islandsmiro trees 
25flag of PolandPolandcoal sulfur copper natural gas silver lead salt arable land 
26flag of PortugalPortugalfish forests 
27flag of Puerto RicoPuerto Ricosome copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil 
28flag of QatarQatarpetroleum natural gas fish 
29flag of RomaniaRomaniapetroleum 
30flag of RussiaRussiawide natural resource base including major deposits of oil natural gas coal and many strategic minerals timber 
31flag of RwandaRwandagold cassiterite 
32flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesphosphates 
33flag of Navassa IslandNavassa Islandguano 
34flag of Saint HelenaSaint Helenafish 
35flag of MaltaMaltalimestone salt arable land 
36flag of LesothoLesothowater agricultural and grazing land some diamonds and other minerals 
37flag of LiberiaLiberiairon ore timber diamonds gold hydropower 
38flag of LibyaLibyapetroleum natural gas gypsum 
39flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhydroelectric potential arable land 
40flag of LithuaniaLithuaniapeat arable land 
41flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgiron ore 
42flag of MacauMacauNEGL 
43flag of MacedoniaMacedoniachromium lead zinc manganese tungsten nickel low-grade iron ore asbestos sulfur timber arable land 
44flag of MadagascarMadagascargraphite chromite coal bauxite salt quartz tar sands semiprecious stones mica fish hydropower 
45flag of MalawiMalawilimestone arable land: hydropower 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 hydropower 
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 MayotteMayotteNEGL 
55flag of MexicoMexicopetroleum silver copper gold lead zinc natural gas timber 
56flag of Midway IslandsMidway Islandswildlife terrestrial and aquatic 
57flag of MoldovaMoldovalignite phosphorites gypsum arable land 
58flag of MonacoMonaconone 
59flag of MongoliaMongoliaoil coal copper molybdenum tungsten phosphates tin nickel zinc wolfram fluorspar gold 
60flag of MontserratMontserratNEGL 
61flag of MoroccoMoroccophosphates iron ore manganese lead zinc fish salt 
62flag of MozambiqueMozambiquecoal titanium natural gas hydropower 
63flag of MyanmarMyanmarpetroleum timber tin antimony zinc copper tungsten lead coal some marble limestone precious stones natural gas hydropower 
64flag of NamibiaNamibiadiamonds copper uranium gold lead tin lithium cadmium zinc salt vanadium natural gas hydropower fish 
65flag of RéunionRéunionfish arable land: hydropower 
66flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisarable land 
67flag of LatviaLatviaminimal; amber peat limestone dolomite hydropower arable land 
68flag of UgandaUgandacopper cobalt hydropower limestone salt arable land 
69flag of The GambiaThe Gambiafish 
70flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsnatural gas petroleum arable land 
71flag of TogoTogophosphates limestone marble arable land 
72flag of TokelauTokelauNEGL 
73flag of TongaTongafish fertile soil 
74flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagopetroleum natural gas asphalt 
75flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin Islandfish 
76flag of TunisiaTunisiapetroleum phosphates iron ore lead zinc salt arable land 
77flag of TurkeyTurkeyantimony coal chromium mercury copper borate sulfur iron ore arable land: hydropower 
78flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanpetroleum natural gas coal sulfur salt 
79flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islandsspiny lobster conch 
80flag of TuvaluTuvalufish 
81flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islandssun sand sea surf 
82flag of UkraineUkraineiron ore coal manganese natural gas oil salt sulfur graphite titanium magnesium kaolin nickel mercury timber arable land 
83flag of ThailandThailandtin rubber natural gas tungsten tantalum timber lead fish gypsum lignite fluorite arable land 
84flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratespetroleum natural gas 
85flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomcoal petroleum natural gas tin limestone iron ore salt clay chalk gypsum lead silica arable land 
86flag of United StatesUnited Statescoal copper lead molybdenum phosphates uranium bauxite gold iron mercury nickel potash silver tungsten zinc petroleum natural gas timber 
87flag of UruguayUruguayarable land: hydropower minor minerals fisheries 
88flag of UzbekistanUzbekistannatural gas petroleum coal gold uranium silver copper lead and zinc tungsten molybdenum 
89flag of VanuatuVanuatumanganese hardwood forests fish 
90flag of VenezuelaVenezuelapetroleum natural gas iron ore gold bauxite other minerals hydropower diamonds 
91flag of VietnamVietnamphosphates coal manganese bauxite chromate offshore oil and gas deposits forests hydropower 
92flag of Wake IslandWake Islandnone 
93flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaNEGL 
94flag of West BankWest Bankarable land 
95flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharaphosphates iron ore 
96flag of YemenYemenpetroleum fish rock salt marble small deposits of coal gold lead nickel and copper fertile soil in west 
97flag of ZambiaZambiacopper cobalt zinc lead coal emeralds gold silver uranium hydropower 
98flag of The BahamasThe Bahamassalt aragonite timber 
99flag of TanzaniaTanzaniahydropower tin phosphates iron ore coal diamonds gemstones gold natural gas nickel 
100flag of Saint LuciaSaint Luciaforests sandy beaches minerals 
101flag of South AfricaSouth Africagold chromium antimony coal iron ore manganese nickel phosphates tin uranium gem diamonds platinum copper vanadium salt natural gas 
102flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadineshydropower cropland 
103flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelonfish deepwater ports 
104flag of SamoaSamoahardwood forests fish hydropower 
105flag of San MarinoSan Marinobuilding stone 
106flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiapetroleum natural gas iron ore gold copper 
107flag of SenegalSenegalfish phosphates iron ore 
108flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegrooil gas coal antimony copper lead zinc nickel gold pyrite chrome hydro power 
109flag of SeychellesSeychellesfish copra cinnamon trees 
110flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonediamonds titanium ore bauxite iron ore gold chromite 
111flag of SingaporeSingaporefish deepwater ports 
112flag of SlovakiaSlovakiabrown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land 
113flag of SloveniaSlovenialignite coal lead zinc mercury uranium silver hydropower 
114flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islandsfish forests gold bauxite phosphates lead zinc nickel 
115flag of SomaliaSomaliauranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore tin gypsum bauxite copper salt 
116flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsfish 
117flag of TajikistanTajikistanhydropower some petroleum uranium mercury brown coal lead zinc antimony tungsten 
118flag of South KoreaSouth Koreacoal tungsten graphite molybdenum lead hydropower potential 
119flag of Southern OceanSouthern Oceanprobable large and possible giant oil and gas fields on the continental margin manganese nodules possible placer deposits sand and gravel fresh water as icebergs squid whales and seals - none exploited; krill fishes 
120flag of SpainSpaincoal lignite iron ore uranium mercury pyrites fluorspar gypsum zinc lead tungsten copper kaolin potash hydropower arable land 
121flag of Spratly IslandsSpratly Islandsfish guano undetermined oil and natural gas potential 
122flag of Sri LankaSri Lankalimestone graphite mineral sands gems phosphates clay hydropower 
123flag of SudanSudanpetroleum; small reserves of iron ore copper chromium ore zinc tungsten mica silver gold hydropower 
124flag of SurinameSurinametimber hydropower fish kaolin shrimp bauxite gold and small amounts of nickel copper platinum iron ore 
125flag of SvalbardSvalbardcoal copper iron ore phosphate zinc wildlife fish 
126flag of SwazilandSwazilandasbestos coal clay cassiterite hydropower forests small gold and diamond deposits quarry stone and talc 
127flag of SwedenSwedenzinc iron ore lead copper silver timber uranium hydropower 
128flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandhydropower potential timber salt 
129flag of SyriaSyriapetroleum phosphates chrome and manganese ores asphalt iron ore rock salt marble gypsum hydropower 
130flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipefish hydropower 
131flag of TaiwanTaiwansmall deposits of coal natural gas limestone marble and asbestos 
132flag of LebanonLebanonlimestone iron ore salt water-surplus state in a water-deficit region arable land 
133flag of LaosLaostimber hydropower gypsum tin gold gemstones 
134flag of AlbaniaAlbaniapetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper timber nickel hydropower 
135flag of ChinaChinacoal iron ore petroleum natural gas mercury tin tungsten antimony manganese molybdenum vanadium magnetite aluminum lead zinc uranium hydropower potential 
136flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsNEGL 
137flag of BruneiBruneipetroleum natural gas timber 
138flag of BulgariaBulgariabauxite copper lead zinc coal timber arable land 
139flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasomanganese limestone marble; small deposits of gold antimony copper nickel bauxite lead phosphates zinc silver 
140flag of BurundiBurundinickel uranium rare earth oxides peat cobalt copper platinum 
141flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verdesalt basalt rock pozzuolana 
142flag of CambodiaCambodiatimber gemstones some iron ore manganese phosphates hydropower potential 
143flag of CameroonCameroonpetroleum bauxite iron ore timber hydropower 
144flag of CanadaCanadairon ore nickel zinc copper gold lead molybdenum potash silver fish timber wildlife coal petroleum natural gas hydropower 
145flag of Cayman IslandsCayman Islandsfish climate and beaches that foster tourism 
146flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicdiamonds uranium timber gold oil hydropower 
147flag of ChadChadpetroleum 
148flag of ChileChilecopper timber iron ore nitrates precious metals molybdenum hydropower 
149flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandphosphate 
150flag of BrazilBrazilbauxite gold iron ore manganese nickel phosphates platinum tin uranium petroleum hydropower timber 
151flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton Islandnone 
152flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsfish 
153flag of ColombiaColombiapetroleum natural gas coal iron ore nickel gold copper emeralds hydropower 
154flag of ComorosComorosNEGL 
155flag of CongoCongopetroleum timber potash lead zinc uranium copper phosphates natural gas hydropower 
156flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsNEGL 
157flag of Coral Sea Islands TerritoryCoral Sea Islands TerritoryNEGL 
158flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricahydropower 
159flag of CroatiaCroatiaoil some coal bauxite low-grade iron ore calcium natural asphalt silica mica clays salt hydropower 
160flag of CubaCubacobalt nickel iron ore copper manganese salt timber silica petroleum arable land 
161flag of CyprusCypruscopper pyrites asbestos gypsum timber salt marble clay earth pigment 
162flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republichard coal soft coal kaolin clay graphite timber 
163flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirepetroleum diamonds manganese iron ore cobalt bauxite copper hydropower 
164flag of Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congocobalt copper cadmium petroleum industrial and gem diamonds gold silver zinc manganese tin germanium uranium radium bauxite iron ore coal hydropower timber 
165flag of British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territorycoconuts fish 
166flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet Islandnone 
167flag of DjiboutiDjiboutigeothermal areas 
168flag of AustraliaAustraliabauxite coal iron ore copper tin silver uranium nickel tungsten mineral sands lead zinc diamonds natural gas petroleum 
169flag of AlgeriaAlgeriapetroleum natural gas iron ore phosphates uranium lead zinc 
170flag of American SamoaAmerican Samoapumice pumicite 
171flag of AndorraAndorrahydropower mineral water timber iron ore lead 
172flag of AngolaAngolapetroleum diamonds iron ore phosphates copper feldspar gold bauxite uranium 
173flag of AnguillaAnguillasalt fish lobster 
174flag 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 
175flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaNEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism 
176flag of Arctic OceanArctic Oceansand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules oil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
177flag of ArgentinaArgentinafertile plains of the pampas lead zinc tin copper iron ore manganese petroleum uranium 
178flag of ArmeniaArmeniasmall deposits of gold copper molybdenum zinc alumina 
179flag of ArubaArubaNEGL; white sandy beaches 
180flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islandsfish 
181flag of Atlantic OceanAtlantic Oceanoil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
182flag of AustriaAustriairon ore oil timber magnesite lead coal lignite copper hydropower 
183flag of BotswanaBotswanadiamonds copper nickel salt soda ash potash coal iron ore silver 
184flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanpetroleum natural gas iron ore nonferrous metals alumina 
185flag of BahrainBahrainoil associated and nonassociated natural gas fish 
186flag of Baker IslandBaker Islandguano 
187flag of BangladeshBangladeshnatural gas arable land: timber 
188flag of BarbadosBarbadospetroleum fish natural gas 
189flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da Indianone 
190flag of BelarusBelarusforests peat deposits small quantities of oil and natural gas 
191flag of BelgiumBelgiumcoal natural gas 
192flag of BelizeBelizearable land: potential timber fish hydropower 
193flag of BeninBeninsmall offshore oil deposits limestone marble timber 
194flag of BermudaBermudalimestone pleasant climate fostering tourism 
195flag of BhutanBhutantimber hydropower gypsum calcium carbide 
196flag of BoliviaBoliviatin natural gas petroleum zinc tungsten antimony silver iron lead gold timber hydropower 
197flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovinacoal iron bauxite manganese forests copper chromium lead zinc hydropower 
198flag of DenmarkDenmarkpetroleum natural gas fish salt limestone stone gravel and sand 
199flag of DominicaDominicatimber hydropower arable land 
200flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanabundant hydropower; significant deposits of gold and rare earth metals; locally exploitable coal oil and natural gas; other deposits of nepheline mercury bismuth lead and zinc 
201flag of Isle of ManIsle of Mannone 
202flag of HaitiHaitibauxite copper calcium carbonate gold marble hydropower 
203flag of Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald Islandsnone 
204flag of Holy SeeHoly Seenone 
205flag of HondurasHondurastimber gold silver copper lead zinc iron ore antimony coal fish hydropower 
206flag of Hong KongHong Kongoutstanding deepwater harbor feldspar 
207flag of Howland IslandHowland Islandguano 
208flag of HungaryHungarybauxite coal natural gas fertile soils arable land 
209flag of IcelandIcelandfish hydropower geothermal power diatomite 
210flag of IndiaIndiacoal 
211flag of Indian OceanIndian Oceanoil and gas fields fish shrimp sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules 
212flag of IndonesiaIndonesiapetroleum tin natural gas nickel timber bauxite copper fertile soils coal gold silver 
213flag of IranIranpetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper iron ore lead manganese zinc sulfur 
214flag of IrelandIrelandzinc lead natural gas barite copper gypsum limestone dolomite peat silver 
215flag of IsraelIsraeltimber potash copper ore natural gas phosphate rock magnesium bromide clays sand oil 
216flag of GuineaGuineabauxite iron ore diamonds gold uranium hydropower fish 
217flag of ItalyItalymercury potash marble sulfur dwindling natural gas and crude oil reserves fish coal arable land 
218flag of JamaicaJamaicabauxite gypsum limestone 
219flag of Jan MayenJan Mayennone 
220flag of JapanJapannegligible mineral resources fish 
221flag of Jarvis IslandJarvis Islandguano 
222flag of JerseyJerseyarable land 
223flag of Johnston AtollJohnston AtollNA; guano deposits worked until depletion about 1890 
224flag of JordanJordanphosphates potash shale oil 
225flag of Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova Islandguano deposits and other fertilizers 
226flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanmajor deposits of petroleum natural gas coal iron ore manganese chrome ore nickel cobalt copper molybdenum lead zinc bauxite gold uranium 
227flag of KenyaKenyagold limestone soda ash salt barites rubies fluorspar garnets wildlife hydropower 
228flag of Kingman ReefKingman Reefnone 
229flag of KiribatiKiribatiphosphate 
230flag of KuwaitKuwaitpetroleum fish shrimp natural gas 
231flag of GuyanaGuyanabauxite gold diamonds hardwood timber shrimp fish 
232flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissaufish timber phosphates bauxite unexploited deposits of petroleum 
233flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicnickel bauxite gold silver 
234flag of French GuianaFrench Guianabauxite timber gold 
235flag of EcuadorEcuadorpetroleum fish timber hydropower 
236flag of EgyptEgyptpetroleum natural gas iron ore phosphates manganese limestone gypsum talc asbestos lead zinc 
237flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorhydropower geothermal power petroleum arable land 
238flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineaoil petroleum timber small unexploited deposits of gold manganese uranium 
239flag of EritreaEritreagold potash zinc copper salt possibly oil and natural gas fish 
240flag of EstoniaEstoniashale oil 
241flag of EthiopiaEthiopiasmall reserves of gold platinum copper potash natural gas hydropower 
242flag of Europa IslandEuropa IslandNEGL 
243flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland Islandsfish wildlife 
244flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandsfish whales hydropower 
245flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesiaforests marine products deep-seabed minerals 
246flag of FijiFijitimber fish gold copper offshore oil potential hydropower 
247flag of FinlandFinlandtimber copper zinc iron ore silver 
248flag of FranceFrancecoal iron ore bauxite fish timber zinc potash 
249flag of French PolynesiaFrench Polynesiatimber fish cobalt hydropower 
250flag of GuernseyGuernseycropland 
251flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Landsfish crayfish 
252flag of GabonGabonpetroleum manganese uranium gold timber iron ore hydropower 
253flag of Gaza StripGaza Striparable land 
254flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaforests hydropower manganese deposits iron ore copper minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth 
255flag of GermanyGermanyiron ore coal potash timber lignite uranium copper natural gas salt nickel arable land 
256flag of GhanaGhanagold timber industrial diamonds bauxite manganese fish rubber hydropower 
257flag of GibraltarGibraltarNEGL 
258flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islandsguano coconuts 
259flag of GreeceGreecebauxite lignite magnesite petroleum marble hydropower 
260flag of GreenlandGreenlandzinc lead iron ore coal molybdenum gold platinum uranium fish seals whales hydropower possible oil and gas 
261flag of GrenadaGrenadatimber tropical fruit deepwater harbors 
262flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupecultivable land beaches and climate that foster tourism 
263flag of GuamGuamfishing 
264flag of GuatemalaGuatemalapetroleum nickel rare woods fish chicle hydropower 
265flag of ZimbabweZimbabwecoal chromium ore asbestos gold nickel copper iron ore vanadium lithium tin platinum group metals 

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