Energy Consumption By Country 2020

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 kilowatts of energy per hour 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 2020

* Data is from 2014.
Country Energy Consumption (kWh per capita) Population 2020
Iceland53,832341,243
Norway23,0005,421,241
Bahrain19,5971,701,575
Kuwait15,5914,270,571
Canada15,58837,742,154
Finland15,2505,540,720
Qatar14,7822,881,053
Luxembourg13,915625,978
Sweden13,48010,099,265
United States12,994331,002,651
United Arab Emirates11,0889,890,402
South Korea10,49751,269,185
Brunei10,291437,479
Australia10,07125,499,884
Saudi Arabia9,40134,813,871
New Zealand9,0264,822,233
Singapore8,8455,850,342
Austria8,3569,006,398
Japan7,820126,476,461
Belgium7,70911,589,623
Switzerland7,5208,654,622
Trinidad And Tobago7,0931,399,488
Germany7,03583,783,942
France6,94065,273,511
Estonia6,7321,326,535
Slovenia6,7282,078,938
Netherlands6,71317,134,872
Russia6,603145,934,462
Israel6,6018,655,535
Oman6,4465,106,626
Czech Republic6,25910,708,981
Hong Kong6,0837,496,981
Denmark5,8595,792,202
Gibraltar5,69333,691
Ireland5,6724,937,786
Kazakhstan5,60018,776,707
Spain5,35646,754,778
Slovakia5,1375,459,642
United Kingdom5,13067,886,011
Greece5,06310,423,054
Italy5,00260,461,826
Malta4,925441,543
Curacao4,798164,093
Bulgaria4,7096,948,445
Portugal4,66310,196,709
Malaysia4,65232,365,999
Montenegro4,612628,066
Serbia4,2728,737,371
South Africa4,19859,308,690
Poland3,97237,846,611
Hungary3,9669,660,351
China3,9271,439,323,776
Chile3,88019,116,201
Lithuania3,8212,722,289
Croatia3,7144,105,267
Belarus3,6809,449,323
Cyprus3,6251,207,359
Suriname3,597586,632
Latvia3,5071,886,198
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,4473,280,819
Ukraine3,41943,733,762
Uruguay3,0853,473,730
Argentina3,07545,195,774
Iran3,02283,992,949
Turkey2,84784,339,067
Venezuela2,71928,435,940
Georgia2,6943,989,167
Turkmenistan2,6796,031,200
Brazil2,620212,559,417
Lebanon2,5886,825,445
Romania2,58419,237,691
Thailand2,53969,799,978
Albania2,3092,877,797
Azerbaijan2,20210,139,177
Mauritius2,1831,271,768
Mexico2,157128,932,753
Panama2,0644,314,767
Mongolia2,0063,278,290
Armenia1,9622,963,243
Costa Rica1,9425,094,118
Kyrgyzstan1,9416,524,195
Jordan1,86510,203,134
Botswana1,8162,351,627
Libya1,8116,871,292
Egypt1,683102,334,404
Namibia1,6532,540,905
Uzbekistan1,64533,469,203
Dominican Republic1,61610,847,910
Paraguay1,5527,132,538
Tajikistan1,4999,537,645
Tunisia1,45511,818,619
Cuba1,45111,326,616
Vietnam1,42497,338,579
Moldova1,3864,033,963
Ecuador1,37617,643,054
Algeria1,36343,851,044
Peru1,34632,971,854
Iraq1,32840,222,493
Colombia1,31250,882,891
Gabon1,1682,225,734
Jamaica1,0512,961,167
Syria97417,500,658
El Salvador9376,486,205
Morocco90436,910,560
Indonesia812273,523,615
India8051,380,004,385
Bolivia74311,673,021
Zambia71718,383,955
Philippines696109,581,078
Honduras6209,904,607
Zimbabwe60914,862,924
North Korea60225,778,816
Guatemala57817,915,568
Nicaragua5686,624,554
Sri Lanka53121,413,249
Mozambique47931,255,435
Pakistan448220,892,340
Ghana35131,072,940
Bangladesh320164,689,383
Angola31232,866,272
Ivory Coast27526,378,274
Cameroon27526,545,863
Cambodia27116,718,965
Senegal22916,743,927
Yemen22029,825,964
Myanmar21554,409,800
Republic Of The Congo2035,518,087
Kenya16453,771,296
Togo1558,278,724
Nepal14629,136,808
Nigeria145206,139,589
Dr Congo10989,561,403
Tanzania10459,734,218
Benin10012,123,200
Eritrea893,546,421
Ethiopia69114,963,588
Niger5124,206,644
South Sudan4411,193,725
Haiti3911,402,528
Sudan43,849,260