The Participants in the East Asian Summit

Map: University of Alabama (our apologies to New Zealand for being unable to find an appropriate map which includes their beautiful country without sacrificing detail about the various ASEAN countries)


The Natural Resources of the Participants in the East Asian Summit

(Data from The World Factbook 2005)


The ten ASEAN members




Petroleum, natural gas, timber


Oil and gas, timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential


Petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver

Lao PR

Timber, hydropower, gypsum, tin, gold, gemstones


Tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite


Petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower

The Philippines

Timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper


Fish, deepwater ports


Tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land


Phosphates, coal, manganese, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, forests, hydropower



The other three members of (ASEAN + 3)


Coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)


Negligible mineral resources, fish

South Korea

Coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential



The other three members of the East Asian Summit


Bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum


Coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land

New Zealand

Natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone



Some Economic Parameters of the Participants in the East Asian Summit

(Data from The World Factbook 2005)