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The Third World

  • Peter James

Abstract

Until recently, coal production and use has been neglected in the non-Communist developing world. In 1977, their resources amounted to 203btce of hard coal and 27btce of lignite, only 2.3 per cent of the combined global total.1Recoverable reserves amounted to 48btce of hard coal and 17btce of lignite, or about 10.3 per cent of world reserves. In both cases, the low figures — in relation to geographical area — is almost certainly due more to lack of exploration than geological factors. Those reserves which are known to exist occur in about fifty developing countries and are exploited in about thirty. Third World production (including Yugoslavia) in 1979 amounted to 150mt of hard coal and 67mt of lignite — about 6 per cent of world output — of which more than half came from India, and most of the rest from Yugoslavia, South Korea and Turkey.

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Additional Resource Bituminous Coal Coal Production Coke Coal Hard Coal 
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