The US is second in coal consumption to china who are the only countries above 1,000,000,000 pounds per year. Australia,greece,north korea, south africa use the most per person.
The top countries with proven coal reserves according to a BP review are Romania in the number 1 spot followed by Australia and China. Turkey and Hungary round out the top 5 with the US ranked at 10.
Note that the nationmaster charts often play fast and loose with units, and they are also typically out of date and often have flat-out major errors. The reference in one answer to 1 billion pounds a year should be 1 million TONS a year (USA is just a bit over; China is at about 3.4 billion tons consumed in 2009).
The suggestion that Romania has the most coal reserves is just flat-out wrong – no where near the top, which is the US. Romania comes in at about #34. Of the others mentioned in the other answer for reserves, only Ausralia and China are among the top 5. Russia is #2 after the US, China is #3, Australia is #4, India is #5, then South Africa, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. I don’t know where they made their data up from, but it’s wrong.
aarrggh – I Mean 1 BILLION tons – that’s US consumption per year.
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