Countries with the most natural resources

1. Russia is the world’s richest country which has most natural resources of worth 75.7 trillion dollars. It has world’s biggest holding of timber and gas. So far as coal and gold reserves are concerned it stands at second and third position in the world.

2. United States of America: $45 trillion

US is the second largest country having most natural resources of value $45 trillion. About 32.2 % of world’s coal reserves are found in United States having estimated worth of $30 trillion while 750 million acres land is covered with forest of worth $11 trillion. About 89 % of country’s resources is contributed by Timber and coal whereas copper, gold and natural gas are so much to be ranked in top five countries.

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3. Congo $24 million

DR Congo is estimated to have $24 trillion (equivalent to the combined Gross Domestic Product of Europe and the United States) worth of untapped deposits of raw mineral ores, including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt and significant quantities of the world’s diamonds, gold and copper.[1][2]The primary resources extracted in the DRC include cobaltdiamondsgoldcopper, andoil. Much of the resource extraction is done in small operations

4. Brazil: $21.8 trillion

Brazil ranked at seventh place among top ten countries with most natural resources. The country has large reserves of gold and uranium while it is world’s second largest supplier of iron ore which accounts for 17% of global supply. Timer is the most valuable for Brazil which has net worth of $17.5 trillion that accounts for 12.3% of the world’s supply.

5. Australia: $19.9 trillion

Australia has large reserves of natural resources of value $19.9 trillion that include coal, timber, coal, copper and iron ore. The country has world’s largest reserves of gold which meet 14.3% of global supply. Nearly 46% of the global uranium supply comes from Australia while timber resources valued at $5.3 trillion

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6. Iraq: $15.9 trillion

Iraq has most abundant and valuable natural resources of oil having worth of $13.6 trillion which accounts for nearly 9% of the world’s total. Large amount of such oil reserves are still not used because of ownership issues with neighboring country. Furthermore, Iran is holding phosphate rock which is listed amongst the largest reserves of the world. It holds total resource of value $15.9 trillion.

10. Venezuela: $14.3 trillion

Venezuela is the tenth largest holder of natural resources which is also listed amongst top ten countries having largest reserves of iron, natural gas and oil. The country has eighth and sixth largest reserves of natural gas and oil which account for over 2.7% and 7.4 % of global supply. Country’s overall resources equal to $14.3 trillion.

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