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Release Date: September 9, 2014   |  Next Release Date: September 2015   |  Report Number: DOE/EIA-0484(2014)

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Table 12. World recoverable coal reserves as of January 1, 2009
billion short tons
  Recoverable reserves by coal rank
Region/country Bituminous
and anthracite
Subbituminous Lignite Total 2010
production
Reserves-to- production
ratio (years)
World total 445.0 285.9 215.2 946.1 7.954 119
United Statesa 118.4 107.2 33.1 258.6 1.084 238
Russia 54.1 107.4 11.5 173.1 0.359 482
China 68.6 37.1 20.5 126.2 3.506 36
Other non-OECD Europe and Eurasia 42.2 18.9 39.9 100.9 0.325 311
Australia and New Zealand 40.9 2.5 41.4 84.8 0.473 179
India 61.8 0.0 5.0 66.8 0.612 109
OECD Europe 6.2 0.9 54.5 61.6 0.620 99
Africa 34.7 0.2 0.0 34.9 0.286 122
Other non-OECD Asia 3.9 3.9 6.8 14.7 0.508 29
Other Central and South America 7.6 1.0 0.0 8.6 0.085 101
Canada 3.8 1.0 2.5 7.3 0.075 97
Brazil 0.0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0.006 842
Otherb 2.6 0.8 0.1 3.6 0.015 233
aData for the United States represent recoverabe coal estimates as of January 1, 2012.
bIncludes Mexico, Chile, Middle East, Japan, South Korea, and Greenland.
Source: Reserves: United States: EIA, unpublished data from Coal Reserves Database (February 2013). All other countries: World Energy Council, Survey of Energy Resources 2010 (London, UK: November 2010). Production: EIA, International Energy Statistics database (as of November 2012), www.eia.gov/ies.