A very nice map of world’s natural resources and the leading countries having it.


Not a pretty picture up here. I would recommend going to Mint.com and get a bigger and better picture.

The following natural resources are covered in the map :

  1. Soy
  2. Silver
  3. Gold
  4. Corn
  5. Oil
  6. Uranium
  7. Cotton
  8. Rice
  9. Natural Gas
  10. Wheat
  11. Diamond
  12. Cotton
  13. Water

India is leading in three essential commodities of Wheat, Rice and Cotton. China is leading in those along with Water, Silver, Corn, Gold.

Water the most important commodity is lead by Brazil, Russia, Canada, Indonesia, China and Cambodia.

No need to guess who leads the oil map. It is the usual suspects of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Iraq and Kuwait. Other than Canada none of the other oil producing countries are leading in any of the natural resources.

Found this via @Mukund and Mint.com

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