Summary Statistics and Rankings by Region
Statistics
Region # of Countries Sum of Crude Oil (in billion of barrels) Sum of Natural Gas (in trillions of cubic feet) Average Magnitude of Conflict Average GINI Coefficient (1-100) Sum of Oil Consumption (annual in million metric tonnes,1997) Sum of Projected Population (2000) Avg. Economic Ranking (Based on GNI per capita, 1999)
Central Asia 11 210 1163 2.6 25 293 271,058,037 136
East Asia 7 24 52 1.5 24 1822 1,536,992,884 102
Europe 37 15 192 1.5 25 1924 590,130,401 62
Middle East and N. Africa 21 419 873 3.2 14 263 349,396,130 112
North America 3 33 94 1.0 40 2541 408,081,086 37
North Asia 1 49 1700 4.0 49 591 156,239,863 99
Oceania and Poles 5 3 47 0.0 7 120 23,777,465 56
South America 26 89 203 2.1 37 414 434,881,349 103
South and SE Asia 15 15 241 1.9 34 914 1,933,482,122 149
Sub-Saharan Africa 39 31 140 1.8 31 316 607,594,244 162
Ranking
Region # of Countries Sum of Crude Oil (in billion of barrels) Sum of Natural Gas (in trillions of cubic feet) Average Magnitude of Conflict Average GINI Coefficient (1-100) Sum of Oil Consumption (annual in million metric tonnes,1997) Sum of Projected Population (2000) Avg. Economic Ranking (Based on GNI per capita, 1999)
Central Asia 6 2 2 3 7 8 8 8
East Asia 7 7 9 7 8 3 2 5
Europe 2 8 6 7 6 2 4 3
Middle East and N. Africa 4 1 3 2 9 9 7 7
North America 9 5 8 9 2 1 6 1
North Asia 10 4 1 1 1 5 9 4
Oceania and Poles 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 2
South America 3 3 5 4 3 6 5 6
South and SE Asia 5 9 4 5 4 4 1 9
Sub-Saharan Africa 1 6 7 6 5 7 3 10