Energy Consumption by Country 2022

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Few people can argue that electricity isn’t one of our world’s most greatest inventions. After all, electricity allows up to light up our homes without the need for candles or lanterns, lets us watch television, and even is used to charge or power the computer or smartphone you’re using to read this.

While electricity does have its advantages, there are also some disadvantages. This includes the need for large, expensive infrastructure, millions of wires and cables, and dangers in the home, such as electrical fires. Power plants also create pollution, which degrades the quality of the air that we breathe as well as contributes to global warming.

In this article, we’re going to explore the top consumers of electric energy around the world. Topping this list is China. Based on data from 2017, China consume over 6.3 trillion kWh annually. However, the highest consumption of energy per capita does not go to China. Instead, that honor goes to Iceland. Overall, Iceland is ranked 73rd in the world based on its total energy consumption at 17 billion kilowatts per hour annually. However, the average energy use per capital is about 50,613 per person per year. Compare this to China, which has a much larger population and an average energy use of 4,475 kilowatts per person per year.

The United States is the second largest consumer of electric energy in the world with over 3.9 trillion kilowatts per hour used each year. Other nations that use at least 1 trillion kilowatts per hour per year include Russia and India.

Other nations with high levels of electric energy consumption include (listed in order by highest kilowatts per hour per year):

On the flip side, there are nations that consume very little electric energy as a whole. The lowest is the Gaza Strip, which consumes roughly 200,000 kilowatts per hour per year. Other nations with low energy consumption include:

Energy Consumption by Country 2022

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Energy Consumption by Country 2022

* Data is from 2014.
Country Energy Consumption (kWh per capita) 2022 Population
Iceland53,832345,393
Norway23,0005,511,370
Bahrain19,5971,783,983
Kuwait15,5914,380,326
Canada15,58838,388,419
Finland15,2505,554,960
Qatar14,7822,979,915
Luxembourg13,915642,371
Sweden13,48010,218,971
United States12,994334,805,269
United Arab Emirates11,08810,081,785
South Korea10,49751,329,899
Brunei10,291445,431
Australia10,07126,068,792
Saudi Arabia9,40135,844,909
New Zealand9,0264,898,203
Singapore8,8455,943,546
Austria8,3569,066,710
Japan7,820125,584,838
Belgium7,70911,668,278
Switzerland7,5208,773,637
Trinidad And Tobago7,0931,406,585
Germany7,03583,883,596
France6,94065,584,518
Estonia6,7321,321,910
Slovenia6,7282,078,034
Netherlands6,71317,211,447
Russia6,603145,805,947
Israel6,6018,922,892
Oman6,4465,323,993
Czech Republic6,25910,736,784
Hong Kong6,0837,604,299
Denmark5,8595,834,950
Gibraltar5,69333,704
Ireland5,6725,020,199
Kazakhstan5,60019,205,043
Spain5,35646,719,142
Slovakia5,1375,460,193
United Kingdom5,13068,497,907
Greece5,06310,316,637
Italy5,00260,262,770
Malta4,925444,033
Curacao4,798165,529
Bulgaria4,7096,844,597
Portugal4,66310,140,570
Malaysia4,65233,181,072
Montenegro4,612627,950
Serbia4,2728,653,016
South Africa4,19860,756,135
Poland3,97237,739,785
Hungary3,9669,606,259
China3,9271,448,471,400
Chile3,88019,250,195
Lithuania3,8212,661,708
Croatia3,7144,059,286
Belarus3,6809,432,800
Cyprus3,6251,223,387
Suriname3,597596,831
Latvia3,5071,848,837
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,4473,249,317
Ukraine3,41943,192,122
Uruguay3,0853,496,016
Argentina3,07546,010,234
Iran3,02286,022,837
Turkey2,84785,561,976
Venezuela2,71929,266,991
Georgia2,6943,968,738
Turkmenistan2,6796,201,943
Brazil2,620215,353,593
Lebanon2,5886,684,849
Romania2,58419,031,335
Thailand2,53970,078,203
Albania2,3092,866,374
Azerbaijan2,20210,300,205
Mauritius2,1831,274,727
Mexico2,157131,562,772
Panama2,0644,446,964
Mongolia2,0063,378,078
Armenia1,9622,971,966
Costa Rica1,9425,182,354
Kyrgyzstan1,9416,728,271
Jordan1,86510,300,869
Botswana1,8162,441,162
Libya1,8117,040,745
Egypt1,683106,156,692
Namibia1,6532,633,874
Uzbekistan1,64534,382,084
Dominican Republic1,61611,056,370
Paraguay1,5527,305,843
Tajikistan1,4999,957,464
Tunisia1,45512,046,656
Cuba1,45111,305,652
Vietnam1,42498,953,541
Moldova1,3864,013,171
Ecuador1,37618,113,361
Algeria1,36345,350,148
Peru1,34633,684,208
Iraq1,32842,164,965
Colombia1,31251,512,762
Gabon1,1682,331,533
Jamaica1,0512,985,094
Syria97419,364,809
El Salvador9376,550,389
Morocco90437,772,756
Indonesia812279,134,505
India8051,406,631,776
Bolivia74311,992,656
Zambia71719,470,234
Philippines696112,508,994
Honduras62010,221,247
Zimbabwe60915,331,428
North Korea60225,990,679
Guatemala57818,584,039
Nicaragua5686,779,100
Sri Lanka53121,575,842
Mozambique47933,089,461
Pakistan448229,488,994
Ghana35132,395,450
Bangladesh320167,885,689
Angola31235,027,343
Cameroon27527,911,548
Ivory Coast27527,742,298
Cambodia27117,168,639
Senegal22917,653,671
Yemen22031,154,867
Myanmar21555,227,143
Republic of the Congo2035,797,805
Kenya16456,215,221
Togo1558,680,837
Nepal14630,225,582
Nigeria145216,746,934
DR Congo10995,240,792
Tanzania10463,298,550
Benin10012,784,726
Eritrea893,662,244
Ethiopia69120,812,698
Niger5126,083,660
South Sudan4411,618,511
Haiti3911,680,283
Sudan45,992,020

Energy Consumption by Country 2022

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