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Geography > Natural resources: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance..

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
AfghanistanAfghanistan natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones
AlbaniaAlbania petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower
AlgeriaAlgeria petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
American SamoaAmerican Samoa pumice, pumicite
AndorraAndorra hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead
AngolaAngola petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium
AnguillaAnguilla salt, fish, lobster
AntarcticaAntarctica iron ore, chromium, copper, gold, nickel, platinum and other minerals, and coal and hydrocarbons have been found in small noncommercial quantities; none presently exploited; krill, finfish, and crab have been taken by commercial fisheries
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism
Arctic OceanArctic Ocean sand and gravel aggregates, placer deposits, polymetallic nodules, oil and gas fields, fish, marine mammals (seals and whales)
ArgentinaArgentina fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
ArmeniaArmenia small deposits of gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, bauxite
ArubaAruba NEGL; white sandy beaches
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore+ fish
Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean oil and gas fields, fish, marine mammals (seals and whales), sand and gravel aggregates, placer deposits, polymetallic nodules, precious stones
AustraliaAustralia bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, rare earth elements, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum
AustriaAustria oil, coal, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt, hydropower
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, nonferrous metals, bauxite
BahrainBahrain oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls
Baker IslandBaker Island guano (deposits worked until 1891), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
BangladeshBangladesh natural gas, arable land, timber, coal
BarbadosBarbados petroleum, fish, natural gas
Bassas da IndiaBassas da India none
BelarusBelarus timber, peat deposits, small quantities of oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel, clay
BelgiumBelgium construction materials, silica sand, carbonates
BelizeBelize arable land potential, timber, fish, hydropower
BeninBenin small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber
BermudaBermuda limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism
BhutanBhutan timber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbonate
BoliviaBolivia tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, timber, hydropower
BotswanaBotswana diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver
Bouvet IslandBouvet Island none
BrazilBrazil bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIndian Ocean coconuts, fish, sugarcane
British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. NEGL
BruneiBrunei petroleum, natural gas, timber
BulgariaBulgaria bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso manganese, limestone, marble; small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt
BurmaBurma petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower
BurundiBurundi nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium, arable land, hydropower, niobium, tantalum, gold, tin, tungsten, kaolin, limestone
CambodiaCambodia oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential
CameroonCameroon petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower
CanadaCanada iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, rare earth elements, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydropower
Cape VerdeCape Verde salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay, gypsum
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands fish, climate and beaches that foster tourism
Central African RepublicCentral Africa diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower
ChadChad petroleum, uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt
ChileChile copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower
ChinaChina coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, rare earth elements, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)
Christmas IslandXmas Island phosphate, beaches
Clipperton IslandClipperton fish
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos Islands fish
ColombiaColombia petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower
ComorosComoros NEGL
Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydropower
Cook IslandsCook Islands NEGL
Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea NEGL
Costa RicaCosta Rica hydropower
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower
CroatiaCroatia oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower
CubaCuba cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land
CyprusCyprus copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment
Czech RepublicCzech Republic hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber
Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber
DenmarkDenmark petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand
DjiboutiDjibouti potential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
DominicaDominica timber, hydropower, arable land
Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. nickel, bauxite, gold, silver
East TimorEast Timor gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble
EcuadorEcuador petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower
EgyptEgypt petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements, zinc
El SalvadorEl Salvador hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land
Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clay
EritreaEritrea gold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, possibly oil and natural gas, fish
EstoniaEstonia oil shale, peat, rare earth elements, phosphorite, clay, limestone, sand, dolomite, arable land, sea mud
EthiopiaEthiopia small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower
Europa IslandEuropa Island NEGL
European UnionEuropean Union iron ore, natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, lead, zinc, bauxite, uranium, potash, salt, hydropower, arable land, timber, fish
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands fish, squid, wildlife, calcified seaweed, sphagnum moss
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands fish, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate
FijiFiji timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower
FinlandFinland timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone
FranceFrance metropolitan France: coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, fish
French Guiana: gold deposits, petroleum, kaolin, niobium, tantalum, clay
French GuianaFrench Guiana bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), petroleum, kaolin, fish, niobium, tantalum, clay
French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower
French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Antarctic+ fish, crayfish
GabonGabon petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower
Gaza StripGaza Strip arable land, natural gas
GeorgiaGeorgia timber, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth
GermanyGermany coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land
GhanaGhana gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone
GibraltarGibraltar none
Glorioso IslandsGlorioso guano, coconuts
GreeceGreece lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential
GreenlandGreenland coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, molybdenum, diamonds, gold, platinum, niobium, tantalite, uranium, fish, seals, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
GrenadaGrenada timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors
GuadeloupeGuadeloupe cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism
GuamGuam aquatic wildlife (supporting tourism), fishing (largely undeveloped)
GuatemalaGuatemala petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle, hydropower
GuernseyGuernsey cropland
GuineaGuinea bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, clay, granite, limestone, unexploited deposits of petroleum
GuyanaGuyana bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish
HaitiHaiti bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Isl+ fish
Holy See (Vatican City)Vatican City none
HondurasHonduras timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower
Hong KongHong Kong outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar
Howland IslandHowland Island guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
HungaryHungary bauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, arable land
IcelandIceland fish, hydropower, geothermal power, diatomite
IndiaIndia coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land
Indian OceanIndian Ocean oil and gas fields, fish, shrimp, sand and gravel aggregates, placer deposits, polymetallic nodules
IndonesiaIndonesia petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver
IranIran petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur
IraqIraq petroleum, natural gas, phosphates, sulfur
IrelandIreland natural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite
Isle of ManIsle of Man none
IsraelIsrael timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand
ItalyItaly coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land
JamaicaJamaica bauxite, gypsum, limestone
Jan MayenJan Mayen none
JapanJapan negligible mineral resources, fish
Jarvis IslandJarvis Island guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
JerseyJersey arable land
Johnston AtollJohnston Atoll guano deposits (worked until depletion about 1890), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
JordanJordan phosphates, potash, shale oil
Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova guano deposits and other fertilizers
KazakhstanKazakhstan major deposits of petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium
KenyaKenya limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower
Kingman ReefKingman Reef terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
KiribatiKiribati phosphate (production discontinued in 1979)
KosovoKosovo nickel, lead, zinc, magnesium, lignite, kaolin, chrome, bauxite
KuwaitKuwait petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan abundant 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
LaosLaos timber, hydropower, gypsum, tin, gold, gemstones
LatviaLatvia peat, limestone, dolomite, amber, hydropower, timber, arable land
LebanonLebanon limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, arable land
LesothoLesotho water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone
LiberiaLiberia iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower
LibyaLibya petroleum, natural gas, gypsum
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein hydroelectric potential, arable land
LithuaniaLithuania peat, arable land, amber
LuxembourgLuxembourg iron ore (no longer exploited), arable land
MacauMacau NEGL
MadagascarMadagascar graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower
MalawiMalawi limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite
MalaysiaMalaysia tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
MaldivesMaldives fish
MaliMali gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydropower
MaltaMalta limestone, salt, arable land
Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. coconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals
MartiniqueMartinique coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land
MauritaniaMauritania iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphate, diamonds, gold, oil, fish
MauritiusMauritius arable land, fish
MayotteMayotte NEGL
MexicoMexico petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber
Midway IslandsMidway Islands wildlife, terrestrial and aquatic
MoldovaMoldova lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land, limestone
MonacoMonaco none
MongoliaMongolia oil, coal, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc, fluorspar, gold, silver, iron
MontenegroMontenegro bauxite, hydroelectricity
MontserratMontserrat NEGL
MoroccoMorocco phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt
MozambiqueMozambique coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite
NamibiaNamibia diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish
NauruNauru phosphates, fish
Navassa IslandNavassa Island guano
NepalNepal quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore
NetherlandsNetherlands natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land
Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles phosphates (Curacao only), salt (Bonaire only)
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper
New ZealandNew Zealand natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone
NicaraguaNicaragua gold, silver, copper, tungsten, lead, zinc, timber, fish
NigerNiger uranium, coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt, petroleum
NigeriaNigeria natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, arable land
NiueNiue fish, arable land
Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island fish
North KoreaNorth Korea coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower
Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana arable land, fish
NorwayNorway petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower
OmanOman petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas
Pacific OceanPacific Ocean oil and gas fields, polymetallic nodules, sand and gravel aggregates, placer deposits, fish
PakistanPakistan land, extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone
PalauPalau forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals
Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atoll terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
PanamaPanama copper, mahogany forests, shrimp, hydropower
Papua New GuineaPapua NG gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries
Paracel IslandsParacel Islands none
ParaguayParaguay hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone
PeruPeru copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower, natural gas
PhilippinesPhilippines timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper
Pitcairn IslandsPitcarn miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
PolandPoland coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt, amber, arable land
PortugalPortugal fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranium, marble, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, hydropower
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico some copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil
QatarQatar petroleum, natural gas, fish
Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. low-grade iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, manganese, nickel, tungsten, gold, silver, asbestos, gypsum, timber, arable land
ReunionReunion fish, arable land, hydropower
RomaniaRomania petroleum (reserves declining), timber, natural gas, coal, iron ore, salt, arable land, hydropower
RussiaRussia wide natural resource base including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, and many strategic minerals, reserves of rare earth elements, timber
RwandaRwanda gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), methane, hydropower, arable land
Saint BarthelemySt Barthelemy has few natural resources, its beaches being the most important
Saint HelenaSaint Helena fish, lobster
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaSaint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha fish, lobster
Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ arable land
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential
Saint MartinSaint Martin salt
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ fish, deepwater ports
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ hydropower, cropland
SamoaSamoa hardwood forests, fish, hydropower
San MarinoSan Marino building stone
Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ fish, hydropower
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, copper
SenegalSenegal fish, phosphates, iron ore
SerbiaSerbia oil, gas, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, chromite, gold, silver, magnesium, pyrite, limestone, marble, salt, arable land
Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ oil, gas, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, chromite, gold, silver, magnesium, pyrite, limestone, marble, salt, arable land
SeychellesSeychelles fish, copra, cinnamon trees
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite
SingaporeSingapore fish, deepwater ports
SlovakiaSlovakia brown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land
SloveniaSlovenia lignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel
SomaliaSomalia uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves
South AfricaSouth Africa gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia+ fish
South KoreaSouth Korea coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential
South SudanSouth Sudan hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver
Southern OceanSouthern Ocean probable 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, fish
SpainSpain coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land
Spratly IslandsSpratly Islands fish, guano, undetermined oil and natural gas potential
Sri LankaSri Lanka limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, clay, hydropower
SudanSudan petroleum; small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold; hydropower
SurinameSuriname timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore
SvalbardSvalbard coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, phosphate, wildlife, fish
SwazilandSwaziland asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc
SwedenSweden iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower
SwitzerlandSwitzerland hydropower potential, timber, salt
SyriaSyria petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower
TaiwanTaiwan small deposits of coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, and asbestos
TajikistanTajikistan hydropower, some petroleum, uranium, mercury, brown coal, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, silver, gold
TanzaniaTanzania hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel
ThailandThailand tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land
The BahamasThe Bahamas salt, aragonite, timber, arable land
The GambiaThe Gambia fish, clay, silica sand, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon
TogoTogo phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land
TokelauTokelau NEGL
TongaTonga fish, fertile soil
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ petroleum, natural gas, asphalt
Tromelin IslandTromelin Island fish
TunisiaTunisia petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt
TurkeyTurkey coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites (sulfur), clay, arable land, hydropower
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ spiny lobster, conch
TuvaluTuvalu fish
UgandaUganda copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold
UkraineUkraine iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land
United Arab EmiratesUAE petroleum, natural gas
United KingdomUnited Kingdom coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
United StatesUnited States coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber
UruguayUruguay arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish
UzbekistanUzbekistan natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead and zinc, tungsten, molybdenum
VanuatuVanuatu manganese, hardwood forests, fish
VenezuelaVenezuela petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds
VietnamVietnam phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, timber, hydropower
Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands sun, sand, sea, surf
Wake IslandWake Island none
Wallis and FutunaWallis+ NEGL
West BankWest Bank arable land
Western SaharaWestern Sahara phosphates, iron ore
YemenYemen petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble; small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper; fertile soil in west
ZambiaZambia copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
ZimbabweZimbabwe coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals

Citation

"All countries compared for Geography > Natural resources", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Natural-resources

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The gold deposits put
Romania 1st in Europe and 5 th on
the globe. The same goes for
industrial mineral deposits and
uranium reserves.

see google for 2013-11-CEE_Business_Opportunities.pdf

Posted on 21 Dec 2013

reallyalix

reallyalix

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In Pakistan u have forget to mention one of the biggest Gold Reserve located in Reko Diq , Baluchistan , Pakistan . Pakistan has gold mines in Baluchistan Province and in Thar desert , Sindh .

Poor Quality coal but these reserves are 5th largest coal in the world .

One of the biggest Jem Mines located in Northern areas of Pakistan most prominent RUBY .

The above mentioned data is obtained from CIA website. Kindly update it.

Posted on 04 Aug 2010

Irfan

Irfan

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It's Canada.

Posted on 29 Jul 2010

Canada

Canada

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