Energy Consumption By Country 2021

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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 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 2021

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Energy Consumption By Country 2021

* Data is from 2014.
Country Energy Consumption (kWh per capita) 2021 Population
Iceland53,832343,353
Norway23,0005,465,630
Bahrain19,5971,748,296
Kuwait15,5914,328,550
Canada15,58838,067,903
Finland15,2505,548,360
Qatar14,7822,930,528
Luxembourg13,915634,814
Sweden13,48010,160,169
United States12,994332,915,073
United Arab Emirates11,0889,991,089
South Korea10,49751,305,186
Brunei10,291441,532
Australia10,07125,788,215
Saudi Arabia9,40135,340,683
New Zealand9,0264,860,643
Singapore8,8455,896,686
Austria8,3569,043,070
Japan7,820126,050,804
Belgium7,70911,632,326
Switzerland7,5208,715,494
Trinidad And Tobago7,0931,403,375
Germany7,03583,900,473
France6,94065,426,179
Estonia6,7321,325,185
Slovenia6,7282,078,724
Netherlands6,71317,173,099
Russia6,603145,912,025
Israel6,6018,789,774
Oman6,4465,223,375
Czech Republic6,25910,724,555
Hong Kong6,0837,552,810
Denmark5,8595,813,298
Gibraltar5,69333,698
Ireland5,6724,982,907
Kazakhstan5,60018,994,962
Spain5,35646,745,216
Slovakia5,1375,460,721
United Kingdom5,13068,207,116
Greece5,06310,370,744
Italy5,00260,367,477
Malta4,925442,784
Curacao4,798164,798
Bulgaria4,7096,896,663
Portugal4,66310,167,925
Malaysia4,65232,776,194
Montenegro4,612628,053
Serbia4,2728,697,550
South Africa4,19860,041,994
Poland3,97237,797,005
Hungary3,9669,634,164
China3,9271,444,216,107
Chile3,88019,212,361
Lithuania3,8212,689,862
Croatia3,7144,081,651
Belarus3,6809,442,862
Cyprus3,6251,215,584
Suriname3,597591,800
Latvia3,5071,866,942
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,4473,263,466
Ukraine3,41943,466,819
Uruguay3,0853,485,151
Argentina3,07545,605,826
Iran3,02285,028,759
Turkey2,84785,042,738
Venezuela2,71928,704,954
Georgia2,6943,979,765
Turkmenistan2,6796,117,924
Brazil2,620213,993,437
Lebanon2,5886,769,146
Romania2,58419,127,774
Thailand2,53969,950,850
Albania2,3092,872,933
Azerbaijan2,20210,223,342
Mauritius2,1831,273,433
Mexico2,157130,262,216
Panama2,0644,381,579
Mongolia2,0063,329,289
Armenia1,9622,968,127
Costa Rica1,9425,139,052
Kyrgyzstan1,9416,628,356
Jordan1,86510,269,021
Botswana1,8162,397,241
Libya1,8116,958,532
Egypt1,683104,258,327
Namibia1,6532,587,344
Uzbekistan1,64533,935,763
Dominican Republic1,61610,953,703
Paraguay1,5527,219,638
Tajikistan1,4999,749,627
Tunisia1,45511,935,766
Cuba1,45111,317,505
Vietnam1,42498,168,833
Moldova1,3864,024,019
Ecuador1,37617,888,475
Algeria1,36344,616,624
Peru1,34633,359,418
Iraq1,32841,179,350
Colombia1,31251,265,844
Gabon1,1682,278,825
Jamaica1,0512,973,463
Syria97418,275,702
El Salvador9376,518,499
Morocco90437,344,795
Indonesia812276,361,783
India8051,393,409,038
Bolivia74311,832,940
Zambia71718,920,651
Philippines696111,046,913
Honduras62010,062,991
Zimbabwe60915,092,171
North Korea60225,887,041
Guatemala57818,249,860
Nicaragua5686,702,385
Sri Lanka53121,497,310
Mozambique47932,163,047
Pakistan448225,199,937
Ghana35131,732,129
Bangladesh320166,303,498
Angola31233,933,610
Ivory Coast27527,053,629
Cameroon27527,224,265
Cambodia27116,946,438
Senegal22917,196,301
Yemen22030,490,640
Myanmar21554,806,012
Republic Of The Congo2035,657,013
Kenya16454,985,698
Togo1558,478,250
Nepal14629,674,920
Nigeria145211,400,708
Dr Congo10992,377,993
Tanzania10461,498,437
Benin10012,451,040
Eritrea893,601,467
Ethiopia69117,876,227
Niger5125,130,817
South Sudan4411,381,378
Haiti3911,541,685
Sudan44,909,353

Energy Consumption By Country 2021