Country ranking for field: natural resources 2002

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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 depletion 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 NigeriaNigerianatural gas petroleum tin columbite iron ore coal limestone lead zinc 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 Atollterrestrial and aquatic wildlife 
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 natural gas 
23flag of PhilippinesPhilippinestimber petroleum nickel cobalt silver gold salt copper 
24flag of PolandPolandcoal sulfur copper natural gas silver lead salt arable land 
25flag of PortugalPortugalfish forests 
26flag of Puerto RicoPuerto Ricosome copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil 
27flag of QatarQatarpetroleum natural gas fish 
28flag of RomaniaRomaniapetroleum 
29flag of RwandaRwandagold cassiterite 
30flag of RéunionRéunionfish arable land: hydropower 
31flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesphosphates 
32flag of Navassa IslandNavassa Islandguano 
33flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisarable land 
34flag of MaldivesMaldivesfish 
35flag of LatviaLatviapeat limestone dolomite hydropower wood arable land: minimal; amber 
36flag of LebanonLebanonlimestone iron ore salt water-surplus state in a water-deficit region arable land 
37flag of LesothoLesothowater agricultural and grazing land some diamonds and other minerals 
38flag of LiberiaLiberiairon ore timber diamonds gold hydropower 
39flag of LibyaLibyapetroleum natural gas gypsum 
40flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhydroelectric potential arable land 
41flag of LithuaniaLithuaniapeat arable land 
42flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgiron ore 
43flag of MacauMacauNEGL 
44flag of MacedoniaMacedoniachromium lead zinc manganese tungsten nickel low-grade iron ore asbestos sulfur timber arable land 
45flag of MadagascarMadagascargraphite chromite coal bauxite salt quartz tar sands semiprecious stones mica fish hydropower 
46flag of MalawiMalawilimestone arable land: hydropower unexploited deposits of uranium coal and bauxite 
47flag of MalaysiaMalaysiatin petroleum timber copper iron ore natural gas bauxite 
48flag of MaltaMaltalimestone salt arable land 
49flag of NauruNauruphosphates fish 
50flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandscoconut products marine products deep seabed minerals 
51flag of MartiniqueMartiniquecoastal scenery and beaches cultivable land 
52flag of MauritaniaMauritaniairon ore gypsum copper phosphate diamonds gold oil; fish 
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: limestone 
58flag of MonacoMonaconone 
59flag of MongoliaMongoliaoil coal copper molybdenum tungsten phosphates tin nickel zinc wolfram fluorspar gold silver iron phosphate 
60flag of MontserratMontserratNEGL 
61flag of MoroccoMoroccophosphates iron ore manganese lead zinc fish salt 
62flag of MozambiqueMozambiquecoal titanium natural gas hydropower tantalum graphite 
63flag of MyanmarMyanmarpetroleum timber tin antimony zinc copper tungsten lead coal some marble limestone precious stones natural gas hydropower 
64flag of Saint HelenaSaint Helenafish 
65flag of Saint LuciaSaint Luciaforests sandy beaches minerals 
66flag 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 
67flag of UgandaUgandacopper cobalt hydropower limestone salt arable land 
68flag of The GambiaThe Gambiafish 
69flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsnatural gas petroleum arable land 
70flag of TogoTogophosphates limestone marble arable land 
71flag of TokelauTokelauNEGL 
72flag of TongaTongafish fertile soil 
73flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagopetroleum natural gas asphalt 
74flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin Islandfish 
75flag of TunisiaTunisiapetroleum phosphates iron ore lead zinc salt 
76flag of TurkeyTurkeyantimony coal chromium mercury copper borate sulfur iron ore arable land: hydropower 
77flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanpetroleum natural gas coal sulfur salt 
78flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islandsspiny lobster conch 
79flag of TuvaluTuvalufish 
80flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islandssun sand sea surf 
81flag of UkraineUkraineiron ore coal manganese natural gas oil salt sulfur graphite titanium magnesium kaolin nickel mercury timber arable land 
82flag of ThailandThailandtin rubber natural gas tungsten tantalum timber lead fish gypsum lignite fluorite arable land 
83flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratespetroleum natural gas 
84flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomcoal petroleum natural gas tin limestone iron ore salt clay chalk gypsum lead silica arable land 
85flag of United StatesUnited Statescoal copper lead molybdenum phosphates uranium bauxite gold iron mercury nickel potash silver tungsten zinc petroleum natural gas timber 
86flag of UruguayUruguayarable land: hydropower minor minerals fisheries 
87flag of UzbekistanUzbekistannatural gas petroleum coal gold uranium silver copper lead and zinc tungsten molybdenum 
88flag of VanuatuVanuatumanganese hardwood forests fish 
89flag of VenezuelaVenezuelapetroleum natural gas iron ore gold bauxite other minerals hydropower diamonds 
90flag of VietnamVietnamphosphates coal manganese bauxite chromate offshore oil and gas deposits forests hydropower 
91flag of Wake IslandWake Islandnone 
92flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaNEGL 
93flag of West BankWest Bankarable land 
94flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharaphosphates iron ore 
95flag of YemenYemenpetroleum fish rock salt marble small deposits of coal gold lead nickel and copper fertile soil in west 
96flag of ZambiaZambiacopper cobalt zinc lead coal emeralds gold silver uranium hydropower 
97flag of The BahamasThe Bahamassalt aragonite timber arable land 
98flag of TanzaniaTanzaniahydropower tin phosphates iron ore coal diamonds gemstones gold natural gas nickel 
99flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadineshydropower cropland 
100flag of South AfricaSouth Africagold chromium antimony coal iron ore manganese nickel phosphates tin uranium gem diamonds platinum copper vanadium salt natural gas 
101flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelonfish deepwater ports 
102flag of SamoaSamoahardwood forests fish hydropower 
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 hydropower arable land 
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; arable land 
111flag of SloveniaSlovenialignite coal lead zinc mercury uranium silver hydropower forests 
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 natural gas likely oil reserves 
114flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsfish 
115flag of TajikistanTajikistanhydropower some petroleum uranium mercury brown coal lead zinc antimony tungsten silver gold 
116flag of South KoreaSouth Koreacoal tungsten graphite molybdenum lead hydropower potential 
117flag 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 
118flag of SpainSpaincoal lignite iron ore uranium mercury pyrites fluorspar gypsum zinc lead tungsten copper kaolin potash hydropower arable land 
119flag of Spratly IslandsSpratly Islandsfish guano undetermined oil and natural gas potential 
120flag of Sri LankaSri Lankalimestone graphite mineral sands gems phosphates clay hydropower 
121flag of SudanSudanpetroleum; small reserves of iron ore copper chromium ore zinc tungsten mica silver gold hydropower 
122flag of SurinameSurinametimber hydropower fish kaolin shrimp bauxite gold and small amounts of nickel copper platinum iron ore 
123flag of SvalbardSvalbardcoal copper iron ore phosphate zinc wildlife fish 
124flag of SwazilandSwazilandasbestos coal clay cassiterite hydropower forests small gold and diamond deposits quarry stone and talc 
125flag of SwedenSwedenzinc iron ore lead copper silver timber uranium hydropower 
126flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandhydropower potential timber salt 
127flag of SyriaSyriapetroleum phosphates chrome and manganese ores asphalt iron ore rock salt marble gypsum hydropower 
128flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipefish hydropower 
129flag of TaiwanTaiwansmall deposits of coal natural gas limestone marble and asbestos 
130flag of LaosLaostimber hydropower gypsum tin gold gemstones 
131flag of KuwaitKuwaitpetroleum fish shrimp natural gas 
132flag of AlbaniaAlbaniapetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper timber nickel hydropower 
133flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandphosphate beaches 
134flag of BruneiBruneipetroleum 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 oxides peat cobalt copper platinum 
138flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verdesalt basalt rock limestone kaolin fish 
139flag of CambodiaCambodiatimber gemstones some iron ore manganese phosphates hydropower potential 
140flag of CameroonCameroonpetroleum bauxite iron ore timber hydropower 
141flag of CanadaCanadairon ore nickel zinc copper gold lead molybdenum potash silver fish timber wildlife coal petroleum natural gas hydropower 
142flag of Cayman IslandsCayman Islandsfish climate and beaches that foster tourism 
143flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicdiamonds uranium timber gold oil hydropower 
144flag of ChadChadpetroleum 
145flag of ChileChilecopper timber iron ore nitrates precious metals molybdenum hydropower 
146flag of ChinaChinacoal iron ore petroleum natural gas mercury tin tungsten antimony manganese molybdenum vanadium magnetite aluminum lead zinc uranium hydropower potential 
147flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton Islandfish 
148flag of BrazilBrazilbauxite gold iron ore manganese nickel phosphates platinum tin uranium petroleum hydropower timber 
149flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsfish 
150flag of ColombiaColombiapetroleum natural gas coal iron ore nickel gold copper emeralds hydropower 
151flag of ComorosComorosNEGL 
152flag of CongoCongopetroleum timber potash lead zinc uranium copper phosphates natural gas hydropower 
153flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsNEGL 
154flag of Coral Sea Islands TerritoryCoral Sea Islands TerritoryNEGL 
155flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricahydropower 
156flag of CroatiaCroatiaoil some coal bauxite low-grade iron ore calcium natural asphalt silica mica clays salt hydropower 
157flag of CubaCubacobalt nickel iron ore copper manganese salt timber silica petroleum arable land 
158flag of CyprusCypruscopper pyrites asbestos gypsum timber salt marble clay earth pigment 
159flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republichard coal soft coal kaolin clay graphite timber 
160flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirepetroleum natural gas diamonds manganese iron ore cobalt bauxite copper hydropower 
161flag 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 
162flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsNEGL 
163flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet Islandnone 
164flag of DjiboutiDjiboutigeothermal areas 
165flag of AustraliaAustraliabauxite coal iron ore copper tin gold silver uranium nickel tungsten mineral sands lead zinc diamonds natural gas petroleum 
166flag of AlgeriaAlgeriapetroleum natural gas iron ore phosphates uranium lead zinc 
167flag of American SamoaAmerican Samoapumice pumicite 
168flag of AndorraAndorrahydropower mineral water timber iron ore lead 
169flag of AngolaAngolapetroleum diamonds iron ore phosphates copper feldspar gold bauxite uranium 
170flag of AnguillaAnguillasalt fish lobster 
171flag of AntarcticaAntarcticairon ore chromium copper gold nickel platinum and other minerals and coal and hydrocarbons have been found in small uncommercial quantities; none presently exploited; krill finfish and crab have been taken by commercial fisheries 
172flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaNEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism 
173flag of Arctic OceanArctic Oceansand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules oil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
174flag of ArgentinaArgentinafertile plains of the Pampas lead zinc tin copper iron ore manganese petroleum uranium 
175flag of ArmeniaArmeniasmall deposits of gold copper molybdenum zinc alumina 
176flag of ArubaArubaNEGL; white sandy beaches 
177flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islandsfish 
178flag of Atlantic OceanAtlantic Oceanoil and gas fields fish marine mammals 
179flag of AustriaAustriairon ore oil timber magnesite lead coal lignite copper hydropower 
180flag of BotswanaBotswanadiamonds copper nickel salt soda ash potash coal iron ore silver 
181flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanpetroleum natural gas iron ore nonferrous metals alumina 
182flag of BahrainBahrainoil associated and nonassociated natural gas fish pearls 
183flag of Baker IslandBaker Islandguano 
184flag of BangladeshBangladeshnatural gas arable land: timber coal 
185flag of BarbadosBarbadospetroleum fish natural gas 
186flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da Indianone 
187flag of BelarusBelarusforests peat deposits small quantities of oil and natural gas granite dolomitic limestone marl chalk sand gravel clay 
188flag of BelgiumBelgiumcoal natural gas 
189flag of BelizeBelizearable land: potential timber fish hydropower 
190flag of BeninBeninsmall offshore oil deposits limestone marble timber 
191flag of BermudaBermudalimestone pleasant climate fostering tourism 
192flag of BhutanBhutantimber hydropower gypsum calcium carbide 
193flag of BoliviaBoliviatin natural gas petroleum zinc tungsten antimony silver iron lead gold timber hydropower 
194flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovinacoal iron bauxite manganese forests copper chromium lead zinc hydropower 
195flag of DenmarkDenmarkpetroleum natural gas fish salt limestone stone gravel and sand 
196flag of DominicaDominicatimber hydropower arable land 
197flag of KiribatiKiribatiphosphate 
198flag of IranIranpetroleum natural gas coal chromium copper iron ore lead manganese zinc sulfur 
199flag of GuineaGuineabauxite iron ore diamonds gold uranium hydropower fish 
200flag of GuyanaGuyanabauxite gold diamonds hardwood timber shrimp fish 
201flag of HaitiHaitibauxite copper calcium carbonate gold marble hydropower 
202flag of Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald Islandsfish 
203flag of Holy SeeHoly Seenone 
204flag of HondurasHondurastimber gold silver copper lead zinc iron ore antimony coal fish hydropower 
205flag of Hong KongHong Kongoutstanding deepwater harbor feldspar 
206flag of Howland IslandHowland Islandguano 
207flag of HungaryHungarybauxite coal natural gas fertile soils arable land 
208flag of IcelandIcelandfish hydropower geothermal power diatomite 
209flag of IndiaIndiacoal 
210flag of Indian OceanIndian Oceanoil and gas fields fish shrimp sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules 
211flag of IndonesiaIndonesiapetroleum tin natural gas nickel timber bauxite copper fertile soils coal gold silver 
212flag of IraqIraqpetroleum natural gas phosphates sulfur 
213flag of GuernseyGuernseycropland 
214flag of IrelandIrelandzinc lead natural gas barite copper gypsum limestone dolomite peat silver 
215flag of Isle of ManIsle of Mannone 
216flag of IsraelIsraeltimber potash copper ore natural gas phosphate rock magnesium bromide clays sand 
217flag of ItalyItalymercury potash marble sulfur 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 Johnston AtollJohnston Atollguano deposits worked until depletion about 1890 terrestrial and aquatic wildlife 
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 natural gas coal iron ore manganese chrome ore nickel cobalt copper molybdenum lead zinc bauxite gold uranium 
226flag of KenyaKenyagold limestone soda ash salt barites rubies fluorspar garnets wildlife hydropower 
227flag of Kingman ReefKingman Reefterrestrial and aquatic wildlife 
228flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissaufish timber phosphates bauxite unexploited deposits of petroleum 
229flag of GuatemalaGuatemalapetroleum nickel rare woods fish chicle hydropower 
230flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicnickel bauxite gold silver 
231flag of FinlandFinlandtimber copper zinc iron ore silver 
232flag of East TimorEast Timorgold petroleum natural gas manganese marble 
233flag of EcuadorEcuadorpetroleum fish timber hydropower 
234flag of EgyptEgyptpetroleum natural gas iron ore phosphates manganese limestone gypsum talc asbestos lead zinc 
235flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorhydropower geothermal power petroleum arable land 
236flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineaoil petroleum timber small unexploited deposits of gold manganese uranium 
237flag of EritreaEritreagold potash zinc copper salt possibly oil and natural gas fish 
238flag of EstoniaEstoniaoil shale peat phosphorite clay limestone sand dolomite arable land: sea mud 
239flag of EthiopiaEthiopiasmall reserves of gold platinum copper potash natural gas hydropower 
240flag of Europa IslandEuropa IslandNEGL 
241flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland Islandsfish wildlife 
242flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandsfish whales hydropower 
243flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesiaforests marine products deep-seabed minerals 
244flag of FijiFijitimber fish gold copper offshore oil potential hydropower 
245flag of FranceFrancecoal iron ore bauxite zinc potash timber fish 
246flag of GuamGuamfishing 
247flag of French GuianaFrench Guianabauxite timber gold 
248flag of French PolynesiaFrench Polynesiatimber fish cobalt hydropower 
249flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Landsfish crayfish 
250flag of GabonGabonpetroleum manganese uranium gold timber iron ore hydropower 
251flag of Gaza StripGaza Striparable land: natural gas 
252flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaforests hydropower manganese deposits iron ore 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 arable land 
254flag of GhanaGhanagold timber industrial diamonds bauxite manganese fish rubber hydropower 
255flag of GibraltarGibraltarNEGL 
256flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islandsguano coconuts 
257flag of GreeceGreecebauxite lignite magnesite petroleum marble hydropower potential 
258flag of GreenlandGreenlandzinc lead iron ore coal molybdenum gold platinum uranium fish seals whales hydropower possible oil and gas 
259flag of GrenadaGrenadatimber tropical fruit deepwater harbors 
260flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupecultivable land beaches and climate that foster tourism 
261flag of ZimbabweZimbabwecoal chromium ore asbestos gold nickel copper iron ore vanadium lithium tin platinum group metals 

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