Only the united states comes close to our per capita annual energy consumption more than 8,300 kilograms of crude oil equivalent for every canuck. This is a list of countries by total energy consumption per capita. Electricity consumption per capita kwh 2018 country. Data detailed by region with updated statistics by region. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 109 bn kwh, which is 100% of the countries own usage. However, per capita consumption can be skewed by a large wealthy class that consumes far more than the average person or by a large poor class that consumes less than those in the middle and upper classes. Data learn how the world bank group is helping countries with covid19 coronavirus. However, with the countrys per capita electricity consumption still lower than the world average this even compares poorly with other southeast asian peers. This growth in per capita energy consumption does, however, vary significantly between countries and regions. Per capita world energy consumption, calculated by dividing world energy consumption shown in figure 1 by population estimates, based on angus maddison data.
Electricity consumption an overview sciencedirect topics. Through history, special attention has been paid to the study of the relationship between the energy use of a country and its level of development. Our world in data visualised the 2015 per capita average energy consumption of the countries in the map above. Global energy consumption grew significantly in 2018, spurred by the sustained economic growth and rising demand in china, the world s largest energy consumer since 2009. For switzerland, 2000 watts per capita is equivalent to a primary annual energy consumption of about 65 gigajoules 65 billion joules per capita. World energy consumption is the total energy produced and used by the entire human civilization. Electricity consumption per capita by country thematic map. Although less generally communicative, the 2000 watt name is clean and trim, and since it has stuck we will use it throughout the book. Average global energy consumption per capita increased by 1. Growth in 2018 was significantly higher than the historical. Its 2005 carbon emissions were 1 percent of the countrys total 79 percent coming from energyhogging buildings, while on. When you add in the rather high although not nearly as high energy consumption of other 1st world nations and probably necs, it sounds like much of the world gets by on a per capita energy. Year by year per capita energy consumption, based on bp statistical data, converted to joules. Apr 21, 2020 per capita energy consumption indias fuel consumption falls 18% as coronavirus eviscerates energy demand indias petroleum product consumption fell 17.
History of annual per capita energy consumption toeyr. For 2015, it is iceland which recorded the highest average energy consumption per capita, with around 203,280 kwh. Table 2 historical evolution of per capita energy consumption. In which stan muller subs for john green and teaches you about energy and humanity. Electricity consumption per capita kwh 2017 country.
Global energy consumption grew significantly in 2018, spurred by the sustained economic growth and rising demand in china, the worlds largest energy consumer since 2009. Learn how the world bank group is helping countries with covid19 coronavirus. Disparity between countries in the amount of per capita energy consumption. Consistent, accurate and timely energy data and statistics are fundamental to developing effective and efficient national energy policies, as well as a key element in longerterm planning for investment in the energy sector. Today, its percapita co 2 emissions from fuel combustion are more in line with the european average. Global energy consumption is defined as the total energy used by an individual or organizations from around the world. Jul 29, 2019 in the united states, total primary energy consumption has been relatively constant for the past 10 years.
How does per capita energy consumption vary across the world. As per the latest available information, indias per capita electricity consumption is the lowest among brics nations. Cia world factbook unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of january 1, 2019. Russia has the highest per capita electricity consumption among the brics nations which is more than 6 times that of india. By continent, asia recorded annual electricity consumption per capita of 2,355 kwh, with bahrain, south korea, and the united arab emirates among the top three consumers each exceeding 10,000 kwh. Africas energy consumption growing fastest in world africas energy demands are skyrocketing, but with 64 recent major discoveries of fuel deposits, it is in a. It is designed to serve a wide range of usersfrom researchers seeking data for analytical studies to businesses seeking a better understanding of the markets into which they are expanding or those they are already serving. Renewable energy consumption % of total final energy consumption world bank, sustainable energy for all se4all database from the se4all global tracking framework led jointly by the world bank, international energy agency, and the energy sector management assistance program. North america is the region with the highest consumption per capita 240 gjhead, followed by 161 gjhead and the middle east 149 gjhead. Does a strong economy require massive amounts of percapita energy consumption.
This was a period where consumers were shifting from oil to electricity where possible, a process that was typically more efficient. Its 2005 carbon emissions were 1 percent of the countrys total 79 percent coming from energy hogging buildings, while on a per capita basis its emissions represented. The information regarding electricity consumption per capita kwh on this page is republished from the cia world factbook 2018. List of countries by energy consumption per capita. The graph below, posted recently on the oil drum, charts out the growth of worldwide energy consumption per capita since the early 19th. The united kingdom could provide itself completely with selfproduced energy. Renewable energy grew at a rate faster than any other time in history during this period.
Estimated daily consumption of energy per capita at different historical points. Those factors explain why we are the worlds energy pigs, but they do not justify it. To this end, the iea energy data centre provides the worlds most authoritative and comprehensive source of global. Per capita energy consumption europe energy matters. Still important on the big changes in the history of energy is the book by. A map depicting world energy consumption per capita based on 2003 data from the international energy agency. The energy requirements of a developed world sciencedirect. Interactive application, including maps and graphs. The primary energy consumed in the united states comes from various sources.
We read every letter, fax, or email we receive, and we will convey your comments to cia officials outside opa as appropriate. The global consumption database is a onestop source of data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. This is not the consumption of endusers but all energy needed as input to produce fuel and electricity for endusers. Does higher energy consumption cause greater economic. Click the arrows hourglasses in the headers to sort the tables by consumption or alphabetically by country. Oct 24, 2012 does higher energy consumption cause greater economic output. Most of the growth in per capita energy consumption over the last few decades has been driven by increased consumption in transitioning middleincome and to a lesser extent, low income countries. In 20, the worlds annual electricity consumption per capita reached 3084 kwh, up 42.
The netherlands could provide themselves completely with selfproduced energy. You can use the slider to check how consumption changed from the year 1960. Per capita consumption is calculated by dividing the consumption total by the population of the group in question. Firstly, global average per capita energy consumption has been consistently. The data is given in kilogrammes of oil equivalent per year, and gigajoules per year, and in watts, as average equivalent power. Therefore, the average value of goods and services produced by each person the gdp per capita of a country is an indicator of the quality of life. Electricity consumption per capita country comparison. In the united states, total primary energy consumption has been relatively constant for the past 10 years.
Per capita world energy consumption, calculated by dividing world energy consumption shown in figure 1 by. Electric power consumption kwh per capita from the world bank. This is a list of countries by total energy consumption per capita, as published by the world resources institute for the year 2003. May 07, 2018 global energy consumption is defined as the total energy used by an individual or organizations from around the world. Does a strong economy require massive amounts of per capita energy consumption. There was a fairly long period until about 2000 where per capita energy consumption was on a plateau. Electric power consumption kwh per capita combustible renewables and waste % of total energy. At the end of the 20th century, per capita energy consumption, on a world scale. World energy consumption since 1820 in charts the oil drum.
No claims are made regarding theaccuracy of electricity consumption per capita kwh information contained here. Coal remained king until after world war ii when petroleum surplanted it. It is known as total primary energy supply tpes, a term used to indicate the sum of production and imports subtracting exports and storage changes see also worldwide energy supply. Growth in electricity and overall energy consumption in the usa since 1900 per. There is also a small spurt about the time of world war i. Japan and germany, for example, consume far less energy per capita than the united states. List of countries by energy consumption per capita wikipedia. Tyagi believes that electricity demand should increase as more reliable supply of electricity is made available to households and as the percapita income of india rises. Many green tech advocates have taken the view that. However, per capita consumption can be skewed by a large wealthy class that consumes far more than the average person or by a large poor class that consumes less than those in.
Figure 10 shows that world per capita energy consumption was increasing until the late 70s, hitting a peak in 1977. The oil drum world energy consumption since 1820 in charts. World consumption of primary commercial energy in mtoe per year. China, for example, consumes the most coal in the world and is the third largest consumer of oil. The epic quest for oil, money, and power by daniel yergin.
Canada is rich, big and cold, and we share two borders with the united states. Annual per capita consumption of books, 14541500 to 17511800 11 references eltjo buringh and jan luiten van zanden 2009 charting the rise of the west. There was a fairly long period until about 2000 where percapita energy consumption was on a plateau. Brazil, russia, india, indonesia, china, changes in the use of. Historical and current energy systems are dominated by fossil fuels coal, oil and. The asia and pacific region has the highest primary energy consumption rate and with a fastgrowing economy and population of over a billion, china is currently the largest primary energy consumer in the world. Africas energy consumption growing fastest in world.
While in highly developed countries variations in the use of energy barely affect the level of development, in low and medium developing countries as well as in emerging economies e. Growth in 2018 was significantly higher than the historical average 0. Does higher energy consumption cause greater economic output. On a per capita basis, there is a huge spurt of growth between world war ii and 1970. World energy consumption since 1820 in charts our finite world. Mar 22, 2012 the graph below, posted recently on the oil drum, charts out the growth of worldwide energy consumption per capita since the early 19th century. When you add in the rather high although not nearly as high energy consumption of other 1st world nations and probably necs, it sounds like much of the world gets by on a per capita energy consumption substantially below 1850 u. The number was about 91,000 euros for each inhabitant. Chinas per capita consumption is also more than 3 times that of india. The graph below, posted recently on the oil drum, charts out the growth of worldwide energy consumption per capita since the early 19th century. Energy use kg of oil equivalent per capita from the world bank. The map displayed here shows how electricity consumption per capita varies by country.
Energy intensity is the relationship between energy consumption and growth in gross domestic product gdp, and it is an important factor that affects changes in energy consumption over time. It allows to browse data through intuitive maps and graphs, for a visual analysis of the latest trends in the energy industry. The office of public affairs opa is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the central intelligence agency cia. Manuscripts and printed books in europe, a longterm perspective from the sixth through eighteenth centuries. The best books on energy transitions five books expert. The global energy statistical yearbook is a enerdatas free online interactive data tool. Japan and germany with an energy consumption rate of 6 kw per person and the united. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The information regarding electricity consumption per capita kwh on this page is republished from the cia world factbook 2017. According to the worldwatch institute, if a chinese citizen consumed oil in amounts equal to an average american citizen, china would use 90 million barrels of oil per day to sustain its needs. Renewable energy consumption % of total final energy. Typically measured per year, it involves all energy harnessed from every energy source applied towards humanitys endeavors across every single industrial and technological sector, across every country. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 318 bn kwh, which is 103% of the countries own usage. In the early days of industrialization, the use of.344 1136 1005 901 1300 1062 918 582 338 277 1385 44 454 373 1525 1010 889 595 1061 1242 814 363 361 579 1609 466 1613 275 1271 1072 472 1036 1361 1406 253 283 92 765